The IU School of Medicine Department of Neurology offers two residency programs. The Adult Neurology residency accepts 10 residents per year and the Child Neurology residency accepts two residents each year. These are the only Adult and Child Neurology resident training programs in Indiana.
The Adult Neurology Residency program at IU School of Medicine offers residents a unique opportunity. With a heavy emphasis on the traditional education aspect, this program is about giving the resident the best education opportunity to care for patients. Residents are encourage to pursue original ideas, as well as use their experience in patient care and night calls to formulate questions that can be addressed during Friday afternoon lectures.
The Child Neurology Residency focuses on clinical evaluation and management at the school’s partner hospitals in Indianapolis to provide clinical competence in general neurology. This program emphasizes child patients and offers residents an experience to work at Riley Hospital for Children and gain expertise in working in unique outpatient settings.
The neurology residency programs are 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.
Additional information about applying for residency at IU School of Medicine and details on employment are available through the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME). This office serves as the human resource office for residents and fellows. In collaboration with the school’s affiliated hospitals throughout Indiana, the Office of GME provides administrative guidance and professional development for program directors, faculty, residents, fellows and coordinators to enhance administrative expertise toward fulfilling state and national requirements for ACGME, NRMP and other specialty organizations.