University of South Alabama Neurology Residency

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 categorical program with integrated internship

  • Neurology residency accredited by ACGME
  • PGY-1 year (Prelim/IM/Neuro) provided by the USA Department of Internal Medicine
  • 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


Training in neurologic procedures

  • EEG
  • EMG
  • evoked potentials
  • carotid ultrasonography
  • autonomic studies
  • ocular coherence tomography (OCT)
  • sleep
  • vagus nerve stimulation
  • deep brain stimulation
  • botulinum toxin (Botox)


Ample elective time

  • areas of study can be tailored to pursue individual interests


Highly effective educational experience

  • All graduates who have taken the ABPN Neurology Board Examination within the last five years have passed on first attempt


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