Goals & Objectives
The training program is flexible and small enough to meet individual needs of each person. Our residents are very active in the development of their training and have the opportunity to interface with residents from other local training programs via local symposia.
Residents can take elective rotations at Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, UCLA, USC, or other approved institutions. Emphasis is placed on bedside teaching. An attending neurologist meets daily for case presentations with the residents. There is an active schedule of conferences, including Adult and Pediatric Neurology, Neuroscience, departmental Grand Rounds, Neuropathology, Neuroradiology, and a monthly visiting speaker. Each resident is expected to complete a research project by the end of the residency.
Clinical Experiences & Rotations
The outpatient experience is emphasized during rotations in subspecialty clinics, which include training in sleep disorders, dementia, pediatric neurology, epilepsy, headache, neuromuscular disorders, neuro-genetic, and movement disorders. Each resident also attends a continuity clinic one half-day per week.
The department has an active neurophysiology service, with electroencephalography, electromyography, evoked potential, and polysomnography facilities. Residents obtain in-depth experience in neuroradiology, including magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, conventional and magnetic resonance angiography, and myelography.