The Department of Neurology of The University of Arizona College of Medicine was founded in 1967. Neurology housestaff training at University of Arizona Neurology Residency Program in at the Arizona Health Sciences Center began in 1969. We consider our training experience to be highly competitive. Residents learn the fundamentals of inpatient neurology while caring for patients on the wards and in state-of-the-art intensive care units. Ambulatory care experience is gained early in training and is extended through ongoing continuity of care clinics throughout the residency. Residents also participate in subspecialty clinics.
In all years of training, an emphasis is placed on the team approach to patient care. At each level, residents are encouraged to learn and teach the important aspects of clinical evaluation and the pathophysiology of disease processes. With each year of additional training, greater responsibility for patient care and teaching of other team members is given. By completion of training residents are expected to be competent and independent in inpatient and outpatient Neurology.