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The IU School of Medicine Department of Neurology offers two residency programs. The general neurology residency accepts six residents per year. One resident position per year is available in Child Neurology. These are the only Neurology and Child Neurology resident training programs in Indiana.
Attributes of the Neurology Residency Program
The neurology residency program is conducted primarily in four adult hospitals and Riley Hospital for Children on the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus. One full-time neurology department faculty member staffs each teaching hospital with inpatient and consult house staff at each rotation site. Because the patient population of each site is unique, residents benefit from a comprehensive experience in the full spectrum of neurological disorders. During the program, each resident rotates through the neurology services at IU Health University Hospital, IU Health Methodist Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital. Clinical experience varies at different sites.
Residents meet daily for an educational conference, including lectures in neurophysiology, neuropathology, child neurology, stroke, general clinical neurology, behavioral neurology, neuropharmacology, journal club and weekly neuroscience rounds.
There is a long tradition of work in cerebrovascular disease at Indiana University School of Medicine. Many subspecialty research programs are investigating a wide range of neurological issues and treatments. The Department of Neurology faculty have particular expertise in neuro-oncology, neurogenetics, neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis, central nervous system infections, neurofibromatosis, neurochemistry and neuropharmacology, and residents have many opportunities to participate in medical research.