Neurology Residency

The Neurology residency is an ACGME-accredited 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 to:

  • Educate 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

Welcome from the Program Director

The Neurology Residency Program aims to graduate neurologists who are well-rounded from a clinical standpoint while concurrently emphasizing attaining board certification.

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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 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. Continuity Clinic is held one half day per week. 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.

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Neurology Rotations

Some variation is possible within the ACGME guidelines and rotations may occasionally change. These are the rotation schedules currently being used. Rotations are one month each.

Neurology — PGY 1

  • Internal Medicine — 2 months
  • Critical Care — 1 month
  • Night Medicine/Cardiology — 2 months split rotation, one month each
  • Neurology — 4 months
  • ID — 1 month
  • Emergency Medicine — 2 months

Neurology — PGY 2

  • Neurology - Inpatient — 6 months
  • Neuro Pediatrics — 1 month
  • Psychiatry — 1 month
  • Neurosurgery — 1 month
  • EEG — 1 month
  • EMG — 1 month
  • Elective — 1 month

Neurology — PGY 3

  • Neurology - Inpatient — 6 months
  • Elective — 1 month
  • EMG — 1 month
  • Lou Ruvo Center — 1 month
  • Pathology/Neurology Clinic — 1 month
  • Neuro Rads — 1 month
  • Neuro Peds — 1 month

Neurology — PGY 4

  • Neurology - Inpatient — 6 months
  • Neuro Pediatrics — 1 month
  • Neuro Ophthalmology — 1 month
  • EEG — 1 month
  • EMG — 1 month
  • Elective — 1 month
  • Lou Ruvo Center — 1 month


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 more information on our Neurology program, contact Sandy Yarter at