Because of Excellence in Education
Our neurology residency strives to provide an optimal balance between service to patients and resident learning. Our program offers an extensive formal didactic program each year in addition to daily formal teaching rounds. A broad spectrum of general neurology and subspecialty neurology topics are covered, ranging from stroke and epilepsy to neuromuscular and multiple sclerosis. We are especially proud of our morning reports, noon conferences, basic neuroscience series (3-year cycle of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and neurochemistry), once a month neuro-oncology tumor board as well as our monthly combined neuroradiology multidisciplinary meeting. Our faculty is personable and dedicated with a strong commitment to resident training. Our recent educational initiatives have included a faculty and resident mentorship program to help emphasize lifelong learning. Each resident is encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor who serves as a mentor, assists with development of research areas of interest, and provides guidance with career planning. We have rotations for child neurology at St. Christopher hospital and for Neuro Critical care, Movement disorders and Neuropathology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. We are proud that the breadth of our training program prepares residents for careers in either academic neurology or a variety of neurologic subspecialties.
We have had 100% pass rate for our residents on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certification examination for the past seven years (since our inception). This is an excellent accomplishment that reflects upon the quality of the residents and the teaching program. Our residents have robust scholarly activity – presentations at National conferences, as well as publications in peer-reviewed journals.
Because of our Patients
We serve a large and culturally diverse inner-city adult population. This provides our residents with exposure to patients of varied ages, ethnic groups, and diagnoses. Our thriving Neurology Ambulatory Clinic, In-Hospital Consultation Service and Inpatient Service provide care to thousands of patients annually. We also host a variety of Neurology Subspecialty Clinics with areas of emphasis in Epilepsy, Stroke, Neuromuscular and Multiple Sclerosis.
Because of the Colleagues
We have a strong tradition of cohesive resident groups. Mentoring is built into the program, but the support doesn't stop there. Our residents help one another with practical issues like finding an apartment or car, as well as spending time together in social activities. When you visit you will experience the welcoming spirit of our residents and a strong sense of mutual support and cooperation. Philadelphia Neurological Society meets once a month and it is a fantastic portal to meet other Neurologists from around town and build lasting relationships.
Because of the City
Philadelphia is a great place to train and live. There is a tremendous sense of history as well as exciting new developments - Philadelphia is considered the birthplace of our nation. It is also a medical city with five medical schools and nearly unlimited medical resources, especially in Neurology. But life isn't all work. Housing choices and the cost of living are moderate when compared to other large cities. There are countless cultural and social opportunities; micro-breweries, festivals, museums, hiking trails, jazz/blues venues and The Philadelphia Orchestra! You can find something to broaden any special interest, and our residents take advantage of the opportunities the city provides.
And Because Neurology is About Who You Are
We understand that learning neurology is about more than learning facts. It can't come from a book. It must involve the heart. We have a strong tradition of learning what is special about each resident and providing the opportunities each resident needs to grow as a Neurologist and an individual. Come to Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and discover what kind of Neurologist you are!