The Neurology Residency Program at the Medical College of Georgia and Augusta University Health System aims to shape the careers of passionate young neurologists.

Our residency is based at a quaternary referral center; and our residents are exposed to a broad educational curriculum, excellent diverse patient care opportunities, and innovative neuroscience and translational research.

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Highlights

 

Neurology Staff

Neurology Residency Staff

Our program is a categorical four-year program. Currently, we recruit six adult neurology residents annually. We also recruit one pediatric neurology resident every other year.

Our residents rotate at three sites:

  • The Medical College of Georgia, at the Augusta University Medical Center & Clinics
  • Charlie Norwood VA Hospital (which is physically linked to the Augusta University Medical Center via an indoor sky bridge)
  • The Medical College of Georgia, Children’s Hospital of Georgia (CHOG)

We offer fellowships in vascular neurology, clinical neurophysiology, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, and neuro-interventional neurology. Sleep medicine fellowship is offered through internal medicine.

Teaching

Our program fosters a culture of academic and clinical excellence in patient care with many opportunities for educational, clinical, and translational research. As a referral center, our program balances varied patient cases and exposure with legendary in depth case-by-case learning and didactics.

We carry on our institution’s legacy of strong academic training, leadership, and research as we are a referral center for the Southeast and are associated with the 13th oldest medical school in the United States. As such, our residents are given a dynamic experience of being an integral part of the team and routinely teach medical students and visiting residents.

The Department of Neurology is well known for teaching of residents and medical students.  The Department won the best clinical teaching department award at MCG.  We have numerous teaching conferences outlined throughout the year which include:

  • An attending ran daily morning report in which residents check out the patients in an in depth learning conference style morning report.
  • Noon conferences organized in a block schedule
  • Stroke conference
  • Epilepsy Conference
  • Tumor Board Multispecialty Conference
  • Neuro-endovascular Conference
  • tPA review conference
  • Neuropathology Conferences
  • Pediatric Neurology Conference
  • Grand Rounds

Our residents enjoy enriched comprehensive training, and they benefit from their exposure to these patients and from the ability to work closely with the attending(s) during the treatment plans for patients.  Our patient mixture affords our residents the opportunity to see a broad comprehensive variety of consults and also to refer to a wide variety of in-house specialists. 

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Subspecialties

The Medical College of Georgia Department of Neurology serves as a referral center and therefore our residents are able to see a wide diverse range of patients. The department is comprised of a strong foundation in general neurology and neurological subspecialties.

Comprehensive Stroke Center

  • Our department is the area's only Comprehensive Stroke Center.
  • Our program houses one of the oldest and well known tele-stroke networks in the Southeastern US known as REACH. Tele-stroke network in which patients with complicated treatment needs are accepted for transfer. This affords our residents the ability to see simple and complex strokes and participate in the management of these patients.

Multiple Sclerosis Center of Excellence Referral Center

Movement Disorders and Parkinson’s Center of Excellence

Referral Center for Dementia and Neurocognitive Disorders

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Referral Center for Neuromuscular Diseases including Myasthenia Gravis and ALS. Our faculty operate two of the three ALS centers in Georgia.

Neuro-Critical Care: 20 bed dedicated Neurology ICU.

Interventional neurology: Section comprised of both neurology and neurosurgery faculty

General/Headache

Neuropsychology

Pediatric Neurology: Large patient referral based associated with the Based in the Children'’'s Hospital of Georgia. As the only healthcare facility in the region dedicated exclusively to pediatric care Children's Hospital of Georgia has the largest team of general pediatricians and pediatric subspecialties in our region.

Our team also works very closely with subspecialists from other departments including:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuro-otology
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Functional Neurosurgery (deep brain stimulation and epilepsy surgery)

Our facility also houses a wide variety of other specialties including:

  • Level I Trauma Center
  • Seven ICUs: Neurology, Shock Trauma, Surgery, Pediatric, Neonatal, Cardiology, and Medical

We offer fellowships in vascular neurology, clinical neurophysiology, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, and neuro-interventional neurology.  Sleep medicine fellowship is offered through internal medicine.

Residency Program:    Highlights   •  Teaching  •  Subspecialties  •  Our Faculty  •  Additional Information

Classroom

Our Faculty

Our program is often described as being infectious because of its collegial atmosphere as many of our attending physicians have trained at our facility at some point in their careers and have returned here to practice. Our attending physicians are knowledgeable, many with international reputations, yet they remain personable and approachable which makes learning neurology here a mutual pleasure for faculty and learners at various levels including resident physicians and student doctors.

NEUROLOGY FACULTY

Residency Program:    Highlights   •  Teaching  •  Subspecialties  •  Our Faculty  •  Additional Information

Additional Information

Find out more about the GME program at the Medical College of Georgia.


Residency Program:    Highlights   •  Teaching  •  Subspecialties  •  Our Faculty  •  Additional Information