Residency & Fellowships
The four-year integrated neurology residency program includes an internship year with a strong emphasis in internal medicine and three years of neurology residency. The four year training includes inpatient ward experience, outpatient subspecialty and continuity of care clinics, consultation rotations, elective rotations, and a variety of teaching lectures and conferences. Residents who have completed one year of appropriate post-graduate training in internal medicine may begin three years of neurology residency directly.
Fellowships also are available for those who would like to sub-specialize after completing neurology residency.
Related Educational Programs
In addition to graduate programs that train approximately 500 residents, interns, and fellows each year, more than 2600 medical, dental, nursing, and allied health students are enrolled in OHSU programs. Fourth year medical students (approximately 90 in each class) spend a mandatory four week rotation in Neurology. Trainees in a variety of health care specialties produce a collegial and intellectually stimulating environment.
Medical students, residents, and fellows gain clinical experience in settings covering a broad range of patient populations. Major clinical teaching facilities participating in the program include three units of OHSU (University Hospital, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, and the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center) and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
University Hospital is a 500 bed hospital with a ward of 24 beds shared by Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Otolaryngology. Located throughout the University are hospital support services including nationally known treatment and diagnostic facilities. Doernbecher Children Hospital is a 70 bed facility located adjacent to University Hospital.
The Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) is closely affiliated with the University and connected to University Hospital by a sky bridge. This new state-of-the-art facility, was opened in 1987. The VAMC Neurology Service has a 10 bed ward located near the neurology staff office. The Medical Center is a fully equipped medical facility with subsidiary services and diagnostic facilities.
The Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC), a unit of OHSU, provides outpatient services for children with developmental and hereditary diseases. The CDRC, located in the southern part of the OHSU campus, has clinics of neurologic interest including those focusing on neurogenetics, spina bifida, and neuromuscular disease.
Shriner's Hospital for Crippled Children, an affiliate of OHSU, is a 40 bed hospital adjacent to the University. It concentrates on patients with connective tissue disorders, many of whom also have neuromuscular disorders.
Three research centers participate in the training program:
- The Vollum Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research (VIABR) is one of the newest units of the University. A major theme of the institute is neuroscience, particularly as it relates to new techniques of molecular genetics. Scientists in this institute are involved in collaborative projects with clinicians and scientists in other departments of the University and throughout the Portland area.
- The Oregon Regional Primate Center (ONRPC) is one of seven federally funded regional primate centers in the country. A new neuroscience division links the center's neuroscientists with others in the Portland area.
- The OHSU Center for Research in Occupational and Environmental Toxicology (CROET) focuses on neurotoxicology under the direction of Dr. Peter Spencer.