The residency program of the Department of Neurology of the University of Maryland is fully accredited by the ACGME. We strive to provide a superb educational experience for our eighteen neurology trainees. Our faculty of 37 physicians and 11 Ph.D.'s are devoted teachers, clinicians, and researchers. Together with colleagues in neurosurgery, neuroradiology, psychiatry, and many other disciplines, they represent a wide breadth of expertise available to the neurology resident.
The spectrum of patients evaluated and cared for by the neurology residents is very broad and includes neurological emergencies in a very active ED, complex in-patients and out-patients referred for diagnostic or management opinions, and critically ill patients in an ICU setting. There is a close working relationship with colleagues in other departments. All of the resources of a modern, comprehensive academic health center are available for the neurology residents as they care for their patients. As a result, they are educated to become superb neurologists.
There are many educational opportunities, including grand rounds, Chairman's rounds, case conferences, daily morning report, specialty conferences, and a curriculum of didactic mid-day lectures throughout the year. The faculty is involved in a wide array of research activities, from basic science laboratory programs to clinical trials. There are abundant opportunities for the residents to pursue research questions, either of their own choosing or in conjunction with on-going projects.
The University of Maryland Medical Center is situated in downtown Baltimore, near the exciting "Inner Harbor" with its many attractions and fine dining. The Westside revitalization project is transforming the area around the medical center into an extremely attractive community.
We invite you to learn about our Department and visit us so that you can experience first-hand the opportunities that our residency program provides. For more information, please contact Ms. Michele Canter, Director, Education Office at 410-328-5841 or by email at email@example.com.
Barney J. Stern, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Neurology Residency Program Director
Welcome to our website for the Neurology Residency Training Program of the University of Maryland. The goal of this site is to share our perspective of the program as current residents. We hope that this will interest you in learning more about the program in person.
You may be actively gathering information about residency programs or be in the process of applying for residency. If so, you have made a wonderful choice - this is an exciting time to be a neurologist and a neurologist in training.
Our residents work at the University of Maryland Medical Center, the Shock Trauma Center, Kernan Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Baltimore VA Medical Center. The University of Maryland is a referral center for patients in the surrounding communities with complicated neurological problems, so we have the opportunity to care for a diverse patient population.
Graduates from the University of Maryland have a reputation for providing excellent patient care and being superior clinicians. We attribute this reputation to the many outstanding teachers on our faculty. In addition to the teaching, our large faculty provides extensive opportunities for both clinical and basic science research. Even with the large size of our department, the faculty are very approachable and take an active role in all aspects of resident education. At the University of Maryland, we are actively involved in shaping the program and have a lot of input and ownership. This is possible not only because of the friendships among the residents, but also the camaraderie with the faculty.
Our residents come from a variety of backgrounds and have equally varying interests and professional goals. There are opportunities for involvement in clinical and basic research, with projects of varying scope. Historically, most of our residents enter fellowships prior to pursuing careers in academics or private practice. At completion, our residents are very proficient with the acute evaluation and treatment of stroke, and are comfortable managing the spectrum of neurological diseases, including movement disorders, epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, multiple sclerosis, and headache. Most of our recent graduates have had their first choice of jobs or fellowships.
Baltimore and the surrounding region also provide a myriad of extracurricular activities, with many excellent restaurants, sporting venues, and cultural events to choose from. The beaches of the mid-Atlantic region and the Appalachian Mountains are only a few hours away, offering easy access for weekend getaways. The city and surrounding suburbs have many beautiful and safe neighborhoods, and our residents have chosen a variety of different places to live that suit their own tastes. Maryland public schools are among the best public schools in the US and being part of the Baltimore-Washington, DC metropolitan area provides excellent access to many job opportunities for graduating residents and their significant others.
We hope that this has given you a glimpse into our program. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
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