Mission Statement

Our mission is to train resident physicians to become future leaders in advancing neurological clinical care, neuroscience, and medical education. We nurture compassionate, competent providers of high-quality, evidence-based patient care. 

Residents are expected to acquire the skills, attitudes and habits that will lead to life-long learning and improvement with a primary goal of attaining expertise in the field of neurology. As a secondary goal, our program provides introductory exposure to the principles of neurological investigation with the option of developing the tools for an eventual academic career.

Our program values diversity. By providing leadership and resources, we strive to create a welcoming, respectful, and inclusive environment for all. 

Residents are advised to focus on the following guiding principles during residency and beyond:

  • At all times, do what is best for the patient.
  • Treat your colleagues with the respect you would want them to treat you.  This includes not only physicians, but all members of the health care team.
  • Attend to your physical and mental health; take good care of yourself. You are responsible for your professional and personal development. 
  • Set learning goals and periodically monitor your progress. Assess what you’re good at and what you need to work on. Develop the tools for life-long learning. 

These goals are achieved through a balance in educational experiences that are both service-related (care of patients in the inpatient, outpatient and consultative settings) and didactic. Our program is designed on a model of graduated responsibility, where junior residents receive a greater degree of supervision and senior residents in turn gain more autonomy and begin to develop their own supervisory and leadership skills.

Neurology team discussion