Neurology Residency

The Neurology residency is an AOA-approved four-year training program that accepts two residents per year for a total of eight neurology residents.

The Valley Hospital Medical Center Neurology Residency program is a comprehensive, organized training program that allows for progressive responsibility in caring for patients with neurologic disease in a variety of settings. The Neurology Residency provides resident training to prepare physicians for the independent practice of the high quality clinical neurology. Research and teaching are additional components of the program. The primary goals of the program are:

  • Education of residents for the independent practice of clinical neurology
  • Provide neurologists for the Clark County community which currently has an acute shortage
  • Provide coverage for the primary stroke center at Valley Hospital Medical Center, and other patients with neurological disorders

The Neurology program has a full didactic schedule which includes Lectures, Grand Rounds, Board Review and Journal Club. Some didactics such as Tumor Board are held in conjunction with the Internal Medicine program. Scholarly endeavors are an integral part of the program, with a research month is scheduled in the fourth year to complete a research paper suitable for publication.

The curriculum consists of four years of progressive clinical and didactic experience. The first year focuses on a strong base of internal medicine, medicine sub-specialties, surgery, surgical subspecialties, emergency medicine, and critical care. Other rotations include pediatric neurology, EEG, EMG, neuroradiology, neuro-ophthalmology, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation.

Neurology Rotations

OGME 1

  • 2 months — Neurology inpatient consult service
  • 1 month — Emergency Medicine
  • 1 month — Surgery selective (vascular, neurosurgery, orthopedics etc)
  • 1 month — Elective (with Program Director approval)
  • 7 months — Internal Medicine to include:
    • 3 months — IM (1 will be night rotation)
    • 1 month — ICU
    • 1 month — Cardiology
    • 2 months — Elective Medicine
    • Continuity clinic one 1/2 day per week.

OGME 2

  • 6 months — Neurology inpatient consults service
  • 1 month — Neuro Pediatrics
  • 1 month — Neurosurgery
  • 1 month — EEG
  • 1 month — EMG
  • 1 month — Neuroradiology
  • 1 month — Psychiatry
  • Continuity clinic — 1/2 day per week

OGME 3

  • 6 months — Neurology inpatient consults service
  • 1 month — Pediatric Neurology
  • 1 month — EEG
  • 1 month — EMG
  • 1 month — Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
  • 1 month — Pathology
  • 1 month — Neuro rehab
  • Continuity clinic — 1/2 day per week

OGME 4

  • 6 months — Neurology inpatient consults service
  • 1 month — EEG
  • 1 month — Neuro Opthalmology
  • 1 month — EMG
  • 1 month — Neuro Pediatrics
  • 2 months — Electives
  • Continuity clinic — 1/2 day per week

Electives

Include one or more months in:

  • Geriatrics/Alzheimer's
  • Movement Disorders
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Sleep
  • Combined clinics

Or additional months in:

  • Neuroradiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • EMG
  • EEG

For additional information, contact Sandy.Yarter@uhsinc.com.