The Department of Neurology provides medical education in a wide variety of forums through the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The faculty also contributes to undergraduate and graduate-level education in other schools at the university and to the continuing education of their professional colleagues.
The Department of Neurology offers a four-year training program to new medical school graduates, or a three-year training program to candidates who have successfully completed one year of postgraduate medical training. More
Four fellowships are currently offered through the department in the following areas:
- Stroke/Vascular Neurology
- Clinical Neurophysiology
- Movement Disorders
The stroke fellowship was one of the first in the country to receive ACGME approval in July 2002. Fellows enter these highly competitive positions after completing a full neurology residency. More info
Medical School Curriculm
Neurology is taught in a combined course with Psychiatry in the third year of medical school. This combined clerkship is eight weeks in length. The clinical portion of the rotation is divided into two parts with the students splitting their clinical time between three weeks of neurology and five weeks of psychiatry. This clinical exposure has mixed inpatient, outpatient, consult, and emergency room time slots. More info.