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Neurology Residency

Our program offers personalized teaching and training similar to a fellowship.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Neurology Residency is a three-year program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our program is located at a referral center with a multistate catchment area that affords resident exposure to a broad scope of neurologic diseases.

Our faculty consists of fulltime staff members who specialize in a variety of areas, including general neurology, stroke, movement disorders, neuromuscular disease, neuroimmunology and epilepsy, among others.

We accept two residents per year.

Curriculum

Our curriculum is clinically focused and taught by faculty members with a variety of general and subspecialty expertise, including:

  • General neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Movement disorders
  • Headache
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Multiple sclerosis

Residents rotate through general and vascular inpatient consult services where they encounter patients in the emergency department, ICU, EMU and hospital ward. Outpatient clinics include weekly resident continuity clinic, epilepsy, headache, movement disorder, neuromuscular, neuro oncology, vascular, pediatric neurology and general neurology clinics. EMG and EEG electives include individual training with faculty in a busy neurophysiology lab and start in the PGY2 year. Clinical research projects are widely available and residents are encouraged to present at regional and national meetings.

Schedules

Our four-week rotations begin in July for a total of 13 rotations annually. For information regarding the preliminary PGY1 year, please visit the Internal Medicine Residency page.

Rotation PGY2 PGY3 PGY4 Total
General consult 3 2 2 7
Vascular consult 3 2 2 7
Neurology clinics 2 2 3 7
Pediatric neurology 1 1 1 3
EEG/EMU 1 1 1 3
EMG 1 1 1 3
Psychiatry 0 1 0 1
Electives 2 3 3 8
Vacation days 15 15 15 45

Electives

Elective opportunities include:

  • ALS clinic and autonomic lab
  • Anesthesia pain clinic
  • Interventional neuro-radiology
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Neuropathology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • PM&R
  • Sleep clinic/lab
  • All subspecialty neurology clinic areas
  • Neuropsychology

Neurology clinic rotation includes week-long blocks of general and specialty clinics, which allow in depth exposure to subspecialty neurology starting in PGY2.  This exposure helps residents formulate fellowship interests and broaden their scope of expertise in managing patients with headaches, epilepsy, movement disorder, demyelinating disease, neuromuscular disease, dementia and brain tumors.

In the clinic, residents become proficient at:

  • Botox and other headache injections
  • VNS and DBS programming
  • Performing and interpreting both EEG and EMG

Continuity clinic starts in July PGY2 and continues weekly throughout residency. Our residents see both new consults/referred patients as well as patients they select to follow after discharge from an inpatient service. Residents work with different faculty each year but have much control over the type of patients they follow. Our residents are the doctors and establish lasting therapeutic and rewarding relationships with their patients while gaining experience managing chronic neurologic problems.

Our general neurology consult service sees more than 2,000 consults annually making it very busy and very interesting with a very high educational yield. You will encounter patients from the ED and ICU to hospital floor with a team led by a neurology faculty member, yourself, and rotating residents and students from internal medicine, family medicine, and psychiatry. Not only do you learn, but you teach the rotating residents and students.

Vascular Neurology consult service is also very busy and led by stroke specialists in a highly acclaimed comprehensive stroke service. You will manage acute stroke patients, arterial dissections, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and intracranial hemorrhages from arrival to discharge as part of a comprehensive team of vascular neurology experts. You will care for a range of critically ill patients and endovascular patients and screen patients for participation in innovative research protocols.

Epilepsy monitoring unit is staffed by epileptologists and neurology residents. During your EEG rotation, you will be responsible for admitting and discharging all EMU patients as well as their daily care. You will read all EEGS with staff and participate in preparing patients for epilepsy surgery.

Neurology didactic sessions Monday through Wednesday weekly with several devoted to review for the RITE examination. Interesting case conferences and live patient conferences are scheduled several times a year.

Regularly scheduled conferences include:

  • Neurovascular conference every other week
  • Neuro-radiology conference monthly
  • Neurosurgery case conference every other week
  • Neuropathology/brain cutting every other week
  • Weekly internal medicine grand rounds
  • Neurosurgery grand rounds bimonthly
  • Spine conference every other week
  • Journal club monthly
  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top 10 hospitals in Texas

    Scott & White Medical Center - Temple, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center and nationally ranked specialty services.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept residency applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is November 1.

Visit ERAS to apply


Application Requirements

Eligible candidates should provide:

  • MSPE or Dean's letter from medical school
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation
  • Medical school transcripts
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcripts for parts I and II

Our program does consider non-US applicants. International applications should provide:

  • J-1 Visa (H-1B visas cannot be accepted)
  • Evidence of clinic experience in US (observerships, etc.)
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcripts for parts I and II
  • ECFMG certificate

While we are an advanced program, we work very closely with our Department of Internal Medicine so that our neurology residents are guaranteed a preliminary position. We prefer that our neurology residents do their intern year at our internal medicine residency program since they are exposed to neurology early even in their intern year and will attend a neurology boot camp to learn the basics of neurology in preparation for their PGY-2 year.


Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Robin Hill
Phone: 254.724.5390
Fax: 254.724.5741
Robin.Hill1@BSWHealth.org

Neurology Residency
Baylor Scott & White Health
2401 S. 31st St.
MS-01-E524
Temple, TX 76508

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our residents a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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