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Message from the Neurology Residency Program Director

Welcome to the Department of Neurology Residency Training Program at Indiana University School of Medicine. Offered by a department with a rich tradition in academic neurology and a national reputation in neurological education and neuroscience research, this residency program provides outstanding training in clinical neurology and positions residents for successful transitions to subspecialty fellowships, clinical practice and academic pursuits. This program remains dedicated to training future leaders in neurology.

The department offers comprehensive training in subspecialty areas of neurology, including stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology, neuroinfectious disease, neuromuscular disorders, dementia, neuro-oncology and sleep disorders. The school’s Neuroscience Center is an extraordinary facility that provides a state-of-the-art collaborative environment that also includes research facilities for clinical and neuroimaging research projects. Neuroradiology is located in the Neuroscience Center providing the resident the opportunity to review neuroimages at any time with an IU Health neuroradiologist.

The IU School of Medicine’s academic health center has been identified by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top one percent of hospitals in the country, and IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the nation. From my perspective, such facts and figures are less important than the atmosphere of excellence in which they are achieved.

The curriculum of this program is designed to optimize the educational value of providing patient care in combination with a thoughtfully-developed didactic series. The enthusiasm of IU School of Medicine faculty for teaching, patient care and research is reflected in our residents, and faculty are committed to maintaining an environment in which residents can meet their personal and professional goals.

Resident research projects have been a highlight of the program for decades, long before becoming a requirement for neurology residency training programs, and they continue to provide a great opportunity for intellectual stimulation for residents and faculty. Consistent with national trends, about 80 percent of graduates from IU School of Medicine pursue fellowship training and have successfully secured post-residency training at Indiana University School of Medicine and other well-respected institutions throughout the United States.

IU School of Medicine wishes you the best as you move forward with your career plans and hope very much that you will explore our training program and meet the Residents and Faculty that are so vital to this line of work. We look forward to meeting you.

Warmest regards,

14892-Roos, Karen

Karen L. Roos, MD

John and Nancy Nelson Professor of Neurology

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