Welcome from the Adult Neurology Residency Program
Thank you for your interest in the Neurology Residency Program and the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Our program, like all programs, had to adjust to the virtual interview process for the 2020-2021 Match season. We anticipate a virtual interview season for the 2021-2022 Match. We will continue to update our online content and will post updates on Twitter (@mcw.adult.neuro) and Instagram (@mcw_adult_neurology).
While the circumstances surrounding the Match and clinical care have remained a challenge due to the on-going pandemic, our commitment to resident education remains unwavering.
Our mission is to:
- Challenge our residents to achieve the highest standards of professionalism and excellence in patient care
- Guide trainees in discovery and exploration of the full scope of the academic mission: clinical care, education, scholarship, administration, patient safety and quality improvement, and community engagement
- Mentor all Neurology residents as individuals from internship through to successful practice and beyond
- Nurture the professional growth of each resident toward their personal goals based upon their unique talents and strengths
Throughout your training, you will work in three hospital environments. The primary teaching hospital is Froedtert Hospital, a tertiary-care academic medical. You will also train at Children’s Wisconsin (our tertiary-care pediatric hospital) and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. In the coming weeks, we aim to put together virtual tours of some key locations (similar to the tour we would normally do when you visit our program).
Our Department of Neurology includes clinical faculty from virtually all subspecialties of Neurology. In the coming weeks, we will have more from our faculty available on these webpages.
Training for residents involves both inpatient and outpatient experiences. For inpatient experiences at Froedtert, residents will work with faculty on the inpatient Neurology ward service, on the inpatient Neurology consult service, in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, and in the newly-renovated Neurological Intensive Care Unit. At Children’s Wisconsin and the VA Medical Center, residents will work on the inpatient consultation services. To enhance your outpatient experience, you begin your continuity of care clinic experience as an intern. In addition, your subspecialty clinic rotations begin at the end of the intern (PGY1) year. Outpatient clinic experiences are part of your training at all three hospitals.
The Neurology Residency Program has an Academic Half Day for our primary curriculum which occurs every Friday from 12:00 to 3:00. A three-year curriculum cycle is utilized to ensure all residents have formal didactic exposure to all topics. Our Grand Rounds (Friday mornings at 8:00) allow residents and faculty insight into the latest research and clinical practice within Neurology and related fields from experts here at MCW and around the country. All lectures transitioned to virtual platforms due to the pandemic; a hybrid approach to Academic Half Day is now in place.
As a categorical residency program, we offer guaranteed PGY-1 positions at our institution through an agreement with the Department of Internal Medicine. Our interview season should in October. At present, we do not plan on having in-person interviews. Our application review process begins with the review of applications and invitations for interviews. The initial interview is done with me (the Program Director); the separate interview with the Program Director is designed to give you more time to discuss our program, the great city of Milwaukee, and your personal goals. Following that interview, you will be scheduled for a second interview half-day with several faculty and a resident to get to know our program even better.
We look forward to working with you throughout the residency application process and beyond.
Chad Carlson, MD, FAAN
Professor of Neurology and Vice Chair - Education
Program Director – Neurology Residency
Program Director – Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Fellowships
Medical College of Wisconsin