As health care faces unprecedented changes, there has never been a greater need for neurologists. Our fully accredited categorial residency program is dedicated to training doctors who will be able to meet and exceed the growing needs of the patient population.
The MU School of Medicine Department of Neurology is experiencing remarkable growth and productivity. Since 2002, neurology admissions have risen 500%, intensive epilepsy monitoring cases have risen 800%, EMG/NCV studies have increased 500%, an acute stroke interventional program has been added and achieved level 1 status. Most recently, we opened a neuro-intensive care unit with multiple fellowship-trained neurointensivists. In response to this growth, our residency size has steadily increased in size and our faculty has more than quadrupled.
Our clinically active and scholarly productive faculty spans virtually every neurologic subspecialty. Residents have the opportunity to work one-on-one with specialists in fields such as cognitive-behavioral neurology, epilepsy, movement disorders, stroke, sleep neurology, neuromuscular, multiple sclerosis, and headache. An organized curriculum of rotations, didactic sessions, conferences, and research opportunities provides comprehensive training and hands-on experience.
Each resident has his or her own workstation and storage area in a dedicated residents office within the department. In addition, a conference room, library and full departmental staff and resources are right down the hall. Residents have online access to an extensive array of products including UpToDate, our electronic medical record system, a clinical imaging system, and the University’s extensive library system. We provide our residents with an annual book fund, membership in the American Academy of Neurology, and a subscription to the Continuum journal series. in a family atmosphere.
MU Neurology graduates go on to attend competitive fellowships at numerous institutions of their choosing, including our own expanded sleep medicine fellowship program. Our graduates have had a 100% pass rate when they sit for their neurology board exam and have chosen careers in both clinical practice as well as academics.
We currently accept five residents into our program each year. As a categorical residency program, you automatically get your first postgraduate year (PGY1) in internal medicine here at MU. This translates to both continuity across your residency training, as well as less time, money, and stress interviewing and matching for two programs.