About the Residency Program
The Neurology residency program at Upstate Medical University is accredited by the ACGME on a 5-year cycle, the maximal cycle length awarded by the ACGME prior to its conversion to the Next Accreditation System.
We are in the process of transitioning from an advanced program to a categorical program that will offer 5 adult neurology positions with a guaranteed PGY-1 at Upstate. We anticipate that the transition process will be complete before the 2014 match date. The categorical structure offers trainees multiple advantages. PGY-1 training in the same institution where PGY 2-4 Neurology will take place means that the resident need only move once during residency, need learn only one hospital system, and can become familiar and work with the Neurology program residents and faculty during their PGY-1 year.
Upstate's 22 full-time Neurology faculty members subspecialize in:
- Neurocritical care
- Vascular neurology
- Movement disorders
- Multiple sclerosis/neuroimmunology
- Sleep medicine
- Pediatric neurology
- Behavior Neurology
Residents rotate to two major hospitals in Central New York—Upstate University Hospital and Syracuse VA medical center.Both have large patient referral base with interesting and diverse pathology. University Hospital is a New York State Designated Upstate Stroke Center (AHA Gold Plus Award 2012), Level 4 Epilepsy Center and Upstate Level I Trauma Center.
Inpatient services at Upstate University Hospital include a dedicated Neuro-ICU service, staffed by Neuro-ICU trained Neurologists and medical intensivists. We also have a dedicated stroke service, a general neurology/consult service and a pediatric neurology service. The busy neuro-intensive care unit, inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit and neuro-intervention program offer residents unique clinical experience in managing common and challenging neurologic conditions.
In addition, experience with prolonged epilepsy monitoring at our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is available through our affiliate hospital, Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus just across town.
The residents attend two half day clinics each week, a continuity of care clinic at the University Health Care Center and a general Neurology Clinic at the VA Medical Center. Outpatient electives are available in Neuro-ophthalmology, Movement Disorders, Dementia, Neuromuscular Disease, Epilepsy and Sleep Disorders. In addition, experience with prolonged epilepsy monitoring at our Epilepsy Monitoring Unit is available through our affiliate hospital, Upstate University Hospital at Community Campus just across town.
Residents experience rigorous training in a very friendly and close-knit teaching environment.