MedStar Georgetown University Hospital’s NIH Neurology Residency is a fully accredited categorical four-year program that provides training across the depth and breadth of Neurology.
Residents train in inpatient services at two institutions (MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and MedStar Washington Hospital Center). There are multiple outpatient rotations in various sub-specialty clinics including movement disorders, headache, multiple sclerosis, neuromuscular disorders, and epilepsy. Residents complete their pediatric neurology rotations at Children’s National Medical Center.
The program provides several unique opportunities. All residents rotate at the National Institute of Health. Residents are given ample elective time to foster their individual growth and further explore their interest in Neurology. The Clinician Scientist Track allows one resident per class dedicated research time at the NIH with a faculty mentor. The program also provides an opportunity for residents to experience international health via the Global Health track which includes didactics and a rotation abroad.
Residents develop clinical skills in neurology by providing comprehensive care to adult and pediatric neurology patients. Special emphasis is placed on certain neurological disorders being researched by Georgetown Neurology faculty.
Such disorders include:
- Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neurological complications of cancer
- Intraoperative monitoring
- Neuro-muscular disorders
- Neurocritical Care
All full-time attendings are excellent general neurologists, experienced in the diagnosis and management of neurologic disorders. Each also has one or two areas of special interest.