The Department of Neurology offers a categorical 4-year residency training program in Adult Neurology that is accredited by the ACGME and recognized by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Nine adult neurology residents are recruited each year.
In collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry, UT Southwestern also offers a combined residency program in Neurology-Psychiatry. This 6-year program provides training leading to board eligibility in both specialties. Up to two Neurology-Psychiatry residents are recruited each year.
The Division of Pediatric Neurology offers a fully accredited, 3-year training program and a combined 5-year program in Pediatrics and Child Neurology based at Children’s Health℠. The program accepts four child neurology residents each year. The Division also offers a fully accredited 4-year program in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, and a combined 6-year program in Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Graduates are eligible for boards in pediatrics, adult and pediatric neurology, and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Residents train in a variety of settings:
Parkland is one of the busiest public hospitals in the nation, logging 1 million patient visits annually. Since its founding in 1894, Parkland has earned a reputation for excellent patient care as well as medical education and training. It is the primary teaching facility at UT Southwestern and our neurology residents maintain their own outpatient continuity clinics where they gain experience with a large and diverse patient population. We have primary inpatient services in general neurology, stroke, and neurocritical care, as well as an epilepsy monitoring unit. Parkland is certified by the Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, and the Epilepsy Program is accredited as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC). Additionally, a brand new and state of the art Sleep center opened its doors in the summer of 2020.
Zale serves as the cornerstone for inpatient care for patients of the O’Donnell Brain Institute. It is among the world’s premier neurological diagnostic and treatment centers serving as a major referral hospital for North Texas and the southwestern United States. Patients benefit from the latest advances in neurovascular surgery, interventional neuroradiology, and neurological intensive care. We have primary inpatient services in general neurology, stroke, and neurocritical care, as well as an epilepsy monitoring unit. The Joint Commission certified Zale Lipshy Pavilion as an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center in 2014; NAEC accredited the Zale Lipshy Epilepsy Program as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center.
The Dallas VA hospital is located south of downtown Dallas and serves a 30-county area. Neurology residents provide inpatient neurology consultation and participate in outpatient clinics for movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, autonomic disorders, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and general neurology.
Clements University Hospital is undergoing a $480 million expansion that includes a new, 12-story, third tower that will serve as the clinical home for the O’Donnell Brain Institute. The tower will consolidate acute inpatient care services currently provided at Zale Lipshy Pavilion. Currently, neurology provides emergency room and inpatient consultative services at Clements. The new tower is scheduled to open in the fall of 2020.
Children’s Health is home to the only academic healthcare system in North Texas that is dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children. Children’s Health is one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country and the fifth largest healthcare provider in the nation. The Pediatric Neurology Division at Children’s sees patients with conditions across the neurological and developmental spectrum, from birth to early adulthood. We have primary and consultative inpatient services as well as an epilepsy monitoring unit and subspecialty outpatient clinics.
Scottish Rite is located 1 mile south of UT Southwestern and is recognized internationally for clinical care and research in chronic neurological and orthopedic disorders. Neurology residents gain outpatient exposure to rare chronic neurological disorders here, via a number of subspecialty clinics.
General and subspecialty outpatient clinic training at Parkland, UT Southwestern, the Dallas VA, TSRH, and Children’s Health is also offered.
After completing their training, residents are equipped with the skills necessary for excellence in either academic or private practice careers. Our program also provides ample opportunity for academic pursuits including basic science or clinical research.
For more information about the adult neurology training program, firstname.lastname@example.org the Residency Coordinator.