Since 1948, the Department of Neurology at Indiana University School of Medicine has had a long history of outstanding clinical training, with many faculty involved in or leading development of ACGME guidelines and ABPN certification over the years. Residents participate closely with general and subspecialty faculty on inpatient and outpatient services. Seeing patients at all five clinical sites provides residents the opportunities to see a wide variety of disorders in a diverse population. There is also opportunity to spend time at suburban/community sites. Adult Neurology residents say they feel well prepared for practice upon completion of their four-year residency journey.
Clinical Experience with Specialty ExpertsOne full-time neurology department faculty member staffs each teaching hospital with inpatient and consult house staff at each rotation site. Because the patient population of each site is unique, residents benefit from a comprehensive experience in the full spectrum of neurological disorders. Clinical experience varies at each site.
During the Adult Neurology Residency Program at IU School of Medicine, each resident rotates through inpatient and outpatient services at hospitals in Indianapolis affiliated with the medical school. Indiana University Health University and Methodist Hospitals—large quaternary care teaching hospitals with Level 1 trauma and comprehensive stroke centers—are the main hospitals in downtown Indianapolis where neurologists treat patients.
Residents also rotate at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health—one of the nation's top-ranked children's hospitals— Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital—the county hospital for Indianapolis and Marion County—and the Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Affairs Hospital. Both Eskenazi and the VA are primary stroke centers. The variety of health care settings exposes residents to the full breadth and depth of patient diversity, socioeconomic classes, race and ethnicity.