Neurology Residency Highlights

Program director

Juan Ochoa, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, SouthCEP comprehensive epilepsy program

 

Our Goals

To train the finest neurologists for the future, who have mastered:

  • superb bedside clinical skills
  • comprehensive knowledge of scientific and clinical bases for neurological practice
  • ability to critically judge information and data
  • technical skills needed for their practice of neurology
  • teaching skills to improve the knowledge and clinical practice of their future communities

 

Four year program with integrated internship (categorical residency)

  • Neurology residency accredited by ACGME
  • PGY-1 year with comprehensive training in Internal Medicine integrated into the training program
  • ACGME accredited fellowship in clinical neurophysiology available

 

Balanced patient population

  • a wide range of secondary and tertiary referrals and a wide geographic draw

 

Structured coursework

Formal coursework is provides structured learning to residents in areas needed for Board certification and clinical practice

  • Core clinical neurology
  • EEG, EMG
  • basic science neurophysiology
  • neuroanatomy
  • neuropharmacology
  • neuropathology and brain cutting

 

Training in neurologic procedures

  • EEG
  • EMG
  • evoked potentials
  • carotid ultrasonography
  • transcranial doppler (TCD)
  • autonomic studies
  • ocular coherence tomography (OCT)
  • sleep evaluation and sleep studies
  • vagus nerve stimulation
  • deep brain stimulation
  • botulinum toxin injections (Botox)
  • evaluations for neurointerventional procedures
  • neonatal brain ultrasonography

 

Ample elective time

  • areas of study can be tailored to pursue individual interests

 

Highly effective educational experience

  • 94% of our graduates taking the ABPN certification have passed on first attempt over the last seven years

 

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