Residency Program

 Program at a Glance

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is located in Milwaukee, a city on the shores of Lake Michigan with a metropolitan area of population of over 1.5 million people. MCW is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital, a tertiary care referral center and Level 1 Trauma Center. Residents also rotate at the adjoined Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin and the nearby Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Administration Medical Center.  The three different hospitals provide unique patient care experiences and varied patient populations to add to the training experience.

The Neurology Residency Program is accredited by the ACGME and currently holds a status of Continued Accreditation under the ACGME’s Next Accreditation System. For applications to the Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Neurology, we do have a few requirements. We do not review any application until it has 3 letters of recommendation, CV, Personal Statement, and USMLE or COMLEX scores.  Our program sponsors J1 and H1b visas.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Five accredited positions per year
  • Integrated PGY-1 year in preliminary internal medicine
  • Resident Outpatient Experiences:
    • Neurology Continuity of Care Clinic begins in your PGY-1 year
    • Subspecialty Clinic experiences beginning in your PGY-2 year with clinic opportunities in:
      • Neuromuscular Medicine
      • Epilepsy
      • Autonomic Disorders
      • Sleep Medicine
      • Dementia/Memory Disorders Clinic
      • Neuro-Oncology
      • Neuro-Ophthalmology
      • Movement Disorders
      • Vascular Neurology
      • Interventional Neurology
      • Palliative Care
      • Headache Medicine
      • Neuropsychology
      • Pediatric Neurology
  • Facilities and Programs:
    • Twelve-bed Neuro-Intensive Care Unit staffed by Neurointensivists
    • Complete Neurodiagnostic facilities including:
      • Sleep Laboratory
      • Autonomic Testing
      • EMG/NCV
      • Evoked Potentials and Intra-operative Monitoring
      • EEG
      • MEG (magnetoencephalography) Center
      • Neuroradiology including fMRI (both clinical and research applications)
      • Nuclear medicine (including PET and SPECT)
    • Neurointerventional Program with four fellowship-trained Interventional Neurologists
    • Dedicated Adult and Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Units
    • Neuropsychology Division with Expertise in Pediatric and Adult assessments
  • Didactic Lectures and Teaching:
    • Academic Half Day from noon - 3 p.m. on Fridays
      • Three year curriculum design
        • Neuro-emergencies and Neurological Fundamentals occur annually in the first three months
        • Core Neurology topics occur twice (each) in the three year cycle
    • Neurology Grand Rounds
    • Pediatric Neurology Continuum Review
    • Clinical Conferences
      • Epilepsy Surgery Conference
      • Movement Disorders Video Rounds
      • Brain tumor Board
      • Vascular Neurology (Stroke) Conference
      • NICU Journal Club
 Sample Residency Schedule

PGY-2

6 months Froedtert Wards/Neurocritical Care Unit
1 month Epilepsy Monitoring Unit/EEG
1 month Froedtert Consults
1 month Neuroradiology
3 months VA Consults

PGY-3

3 months Froedtert Wards
2 months Pediatric Neurology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (CHW)
1 month Epilepsy Monitoring Unit/EEG
1 month EMG/NCS
3 months VA Consults
2 months electives

PGY-4

3 months Froedtert Wards
1 month Pediatric Neurology at CHW
1 month Psychiatry
1 month EMG/NCS
1 month Neuropathology
2 months VA Consults
3 months electives

 Educational Opportunities
  • Board reviews series – a rotating 18-month block lecture series covering board relevant material with each block ending with a self-assessment quiz and journal club.
  • Core didactic lecture series – a rotating 12-month block lecture series covering the fundamentals of neurology including neuro emergencies, neurocritical care, stroke and vascular anatomy, cranial nerve anatomy, EMG and neuropathology of muscle and nerve, EEG and neuroanatomy of cortex, autonomic testing and pain management. Each block also ends with a self-assessment quiz.
  • Clinic Case Conferences – a weekly case-based conference led by faculty covering the basics of outpatient neurology
  • Weekly Multidisciplinary Epilepsy Conference
  • Weekly Multidisciplinary Brain Tumor Board
  • Weekly Vascular Neurology Conference
  • Weekly Movement Disorder Conference
  • Weekly Department of Neurology Grand Rounds

Contact Us

Department of Neurology
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-5235
(414) 259-0469 (fax)

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Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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