Why Choose Us
There are 155 neurology residency training programs in the United States. Among them are many excellent programs with all programs required to comply with the same common Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) program requirements. So, why choose Case Western Reserve University / University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center to train with? It is the combination of the people (residents, attendings and patients), our dedication to residency education, and from our size and resources, the ability to create many innovative aspects in our curriculum.
We have the second largest neurology residency in the United States. Our residency is composed of a diverse group of individuals who are dedicated and excited about neurology. We have residents interested in research careers, academics, education and practice. Our residency has both outstanding U.S. and international graduates. We pride ourselves as a residency that is diverse in regard to gender, religion, national origin and backgrounds. Our residents enjoy a sincere comradery, both inside and outside the hospital.
Likewise, we have a diverse group of attendings, whose primary location is either UH Cleveland Medical Center, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine or in practice at various community health centers. All specialties of neurology are well represented, both clinically and academically. Our residents also enjoy a collegiality with their attendings, which results in a supportive and educational environment.
Then there are the patients which we care for. Both University Hospitals and the Cleveland VA draw patients locally and regionally, and in the case of University Hospitals, also internationally. One of the unique aspects of our program is the social, economic, religious, and ethnic diversity of patients within the same hospital. On the hospital floor, in one room may be a homeless patient with significant and complex social issues next to a room with a patient who is a blue collar worker from the suburbs, next to a room where the patient is a bank president who lives in an estate 15 minutes away from the hospital. This diversity of patients within the same hospital (as opposed to rotating in four to five hospitals) is an important highlight of our program.
Other Significant Highlights of Our Program
- Neurology PGY2 Bootcamp
- Leadership in Medical Education track
- Comprehensive Stroke Center
- Neuroradiology and PACS Neuroimaging
- Epilepsy Center and the EEG Course
- Neuromuscular Center and the EMG Course
- Neuroscience Course
- Pediatric Neurology
- On-Call and Team Schedule
- Mentoring and Scholarship
- Research Careers
- Neurology Intranet
- After Graduation