Education

A defining attribute of our department is boundless curiosity something that is evident in our focus on education. Our training programs are a centerpiece of departmental life. We offer eight adult neurology residency positions and one child neurology fellowship position each year, plus fellowship programs in clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, neuro-oncology, neuromuscular medicine and vascular neurology. All VCU medical students participate in a required third-year year neurology clerkship. 

Educational Programs

Neurology Residency

Our neurology residency program provides world-class clinical training in a supportive and collegial environment, while ensuring our graduates obtain the skills they need to become leaders and pioneers in the field of neurology.  

Neurology Residency Program

Child Neurology Residency

Our child neurology residency program allows increasing patient-care responsibility across three years of training. Residents complete their first two years of training in VCU’s Department of Pediatrics before joining the team in the Division of Child Neurology for the remainder of the five-year program. 

Child Neurology Residency Program

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

The clinical neurophysiology fellowship involves in-depth training in both electroencephalogram (EEG) for epilepsy and electromyography (EEG) for neuromuscular disorders in a laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment. The fellow may choose to split the year evenly between the two areas or spend nine months with one subspecialty and three months with the other.

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

Epilepsy Fellowship

The epilepsy fellowship provides the etiology, pathophysiologic process, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, diagnostic work-up and therapeutic management of epilepsy disorders as well as the social aspects of the disease. The one-year fellowship provides fellows the expertise needed to manage the full spectrum of epilepsy disorders, mainly in an outpatient setting but also in the context of inpatient emergencies. 

Epilepsy Fellowship

Movement Disorders Fellowship

The movement disorders division offers a one-year or two-year fellowship that provides clinical training in the diagnosis and management of movement disorders. Fellows can expect in-depth exposure to a broad spectrum of common and rare movement disorders, involvement in clinical and translational research and electives tailored to their specific goals and interests. 

Movement Disorders Fellowship

Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship

The neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis fellowship is a one-year and two-year fellowship position in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology. Fellows will train in both the inpatient and outpatient care and management of MS and MS-related disorders, as well as participate in MS therapeutic trials and other clinical research. 

Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship

Neurology Clerkship

The neurology clerkship is a one-month clinical experience for third-year medical students. The program introduces students to the discipline by providing exposure to the elements related to delivering clinical care to neurological patients along with fundamental concepts associated with communication, teamwork and professionalism, plus medical knowledge and education in neurosciences.  

Neurology Clerkship

Neuromuscular Fellowship

The neuromuscular fellowship provides advanced training in clinical neuromuscular medicine and electrodiagnostic testing for one fellow each year. Upon completion of the one-year program, the fellow will be skilled in evaluation, diagnosis and management of neuromuscular disorders. 

Neuromuscular Fellowship

Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

The neuro-oncology fellowship provides clinical training in the diagnosis and management of neuro-oncology disorders. Fellows can expect in-depth exposure to a broad spectrum of common and rare neuro-oncology disorders, involvement in clinical and translational research and electives tailored to their specific goals and interests.

Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

Vascular and Critical Care Neurology Fellowship

The vascular and critical care neurology fellowship provides training in the inpatient and outpatient management of cerebrovascular disorders under the supervision of internationally renowned faculty.  This Fellowship prepares the candidate for an academic career, and courses in research methodology can be incorporated into the curriculum for those interested.  

Vascular and Critical Care Neurology Fellowship