Welcome to the UNM Adult Neurology Residency Program
The Neurology Residency Program at the University of New Mexico offers three years of training in neurology or in child neurology providing the foundation for academic, clinical, or research-oriented careers in neurology. Throughout the program, a primary goal is to provide residents the opportunity to work closely with the faculty, as they prepare for specialty board exams in neurology or in child neurology and for careers in academia or in private practice.
Residents receive training at the University of New Mexico Hospital and at the Albuquerque Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), each of which has special patient populations, providing residents a broad range of clinical experiences. Faculty members supervise clinical services at both hospitals, ensuring that residents receive expert training in varied settings. Both hospitals are equipped with excellent diagnostic facilities including CT, MRI, SPECT, angiography, and MEG. UNM is home to the Mind Imaging Center (MIC), the result of a partnership between UNM and the MIND Institute. MIC houses a 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner, and a 4\t scanner both dedicated to neuro-imaging research. A second 1.5 Tesla scanner is located in the hospital and is dedicated primarily to clinical studies. The MIC also operates a magneto-encephalography (MEG) instrument, which provides neuro-diagnostic information complementing the diagnostic information of EEG. Residents receive training in interpreting the information provided by these neuro-diagnostic tools and can elect to participate in ongoing research projects.
The program has twelve residency positions, four in each level of training for adult neurology. In depth training in diagnosis, patient care, and treatment of adult neurological disease is supplemented by rotations in pediatric neurology, electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), neuroradiology and psychiatry. A newly approved program in Child Neurology begins this year which compliments our existing Adult Neurology Clinic. Special opportunities are provided for research and/or extended training in epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, dementia, neuro-ophthalmology, neuromuscular disease, and stroke.