Department of Neurology

Overview

Adult Neurology Program

The UW Neurology Residency Program is integrated between four affiliated hospitals. The different characters of the hospitals make for a richly varied and extremely complete training experience. The Program is designed to:

  • Train physicians to become proficient, compassionate clinical neurologists by providing three years of progressive experience and responsibility in the diagnosis and management of adult and pediatric patients with neurologic conditions.
  • Provide exposure to a number of ancillary disciplines including electroencephalography, electromyography, neuroradiology, neuropathology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-oncology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and rehabilitation medicine.
  • Provide a broad educational experience in the basic neurosciences to form the foundation for understanding and applying the principles of clinical neurology.

Medicine Intern Year

One of the great benefits of our residency program is the opportunity to complete our intern year at one of the nation’s most prestigious Internal Medicine residency programs. We are a categorical program: all applicants who match are guaranteed an internship position at the University of Washington. The neurology interns are fully integrated in the Medicine program. Our training primarily occurs on the inpatient services, including general medicine, cardiology, and hematology/oncology as well as 2 blocks in the ICU. In the latter third of the year, we also rotate through the neurology inpatient service at HMC. The last month of intern year is dedicated to a neurology didactics block, covering neuroradiology and basic core topics in neurology to help us with our transition to N1 year. These lectures are given by neurology faculty and the chief residents.

At the end of our intern year, we’ve received a well-rounded and solid foundation in internal medicine and can confidently manage medical issues in acutely and critically ill neurologic patients. We also create long-lasting relationships and friendships with our Medicine co-residents.

Sample schedule for intern year

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
UWMC MICU UWMC ER UWMC
Hem/Onc
UWMC
Cardiology
Block 5 Block 6 Block 7 Block 8
VA Medicine Risk VA
Nightfloat
HMC ER
Block 9 Block 10 Block 11 Block 12
HMC Medicine UW Medicine
Consultants
HMC
MICU
HMC
Neurology
Neurology Month
of Learning