Georgetown's Neurology Residency is a fully accredited categorical four year program, with 1 year of Internal Medicine at Georgetown followed by 3 years of Neurology training. Its major goal is to prepare neurologists for a career in academic medicine, beginning with the acquisition of excellent clinical skills. A rich and diversified clinical experience is assured by exposure to several distinct inpatient services, consultative services, and outpatient settings at five teaching hospitals (Georgetown University Hospital, the National Institutes of Health, the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center, Washington Hospital Center, and the Children’s National Medical Center). There are two residency tracks; the Clinician Scholar track and the Clinician Scientist track.
Residents develop clinical skills in neurology by providing comprehensive care to adult and pediatric neurology patients. Special emphasis is placed on certain neurological disorders being researched by Georgetown Neurology faculty.
Such disorders include:
- Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders
- Multiple sclerosis
- Muscular dystrophy
- Motor Neuron Disease
- Peripheral neuropathies
- Neurological complications of cancer
- Lyme disease
- Neuropsychological disorders
- Intraoperative monitoring
All full-time attendings are excellent general neurologists, experienced in the diagnosis and management of neurologic disorders. Each also has one or two areas of special interest. A full-time neuropsychologist is also on staff.