Training & Education
The enduring philosophy of the Department of Neurology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC is to offer a residency-training program that produces outstanding clinical neurologists.
The program provides a foundation in basic neuroscience plus an opportunity to become fluent in the use of traditional clinical skills and modern technology for the treatment of Neurologic disease. The USC Neurology residency-training program provides learning via direct patient care in a teaching structure that emphasizes responsibility, scholarship, and the development of moral and ethical standards. Formal didactics with protected time for lectures compliment bedside learning.
The Neurology Residency Program is the primary educational focus of the department. Residents are educated in a three-year program with comprehensive instruction and hands-on training. Residents enjoy unique training opportunities with a tremendous range of clinical procedures. Six candidates for the residency program in adult neurology are accepted each year.
There are ten clinical fellowship opportunities available each year, each focusing on a distinct area of neurology. These include the Headache Fellowship, Movement Disorders Fellowship, Neurocritical Care Fellowship, Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, , Neuro-immunology Fellowship, Epilepsy Fellowship, Intraoperative Monitoring Fellowship, Neuro Behavioral Fellowship and Neural Oncology Fellowship.