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Neurology - Professional Education

The educational mission is a key part of the Department of Neurology's daily activities.

The neurology faculty are very active and take pride in educating medical students, residents and fellows throughout the year.

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Excellence in Neurology Education

We welcome students from LCME-accredited schools of medicine and osteopathic medicine for elective clerkship rotations. Our residency program provides outstanding post-graduate training in neurology and accepts four residents per year. We build our curriculum around active patient-care experiences as well as formal didactic sessions.

The Department of Neurology also sponsors continuing medical education seminars, as well as neuroscience seminars and neurology grand rounds. We invite all external healthcare providers to our Friday afternoon grand rounds, which feature both internal and nationally recognized speakers.

Neurology Residencies and Fellowships

Find more information about all of our residency and fellowship programs.

Neurology Residency

The ACGME-accredited four-year Neurology Residency provides superb clinical training in an academic environment and provides the training needed to become a successful neurologist in academic medicine or private practice. A graduate from our program will meet eligibility requirements for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology board examination.

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The ACGME-accredited one-year Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship involves the measurement and assessment of the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and skeletal muscle for the purpose of diagnosing and treating neurological disorders. We train one to two fellows a year.

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The ACGME-accredited one-year Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship provides specialized training in the science, clinical evaluation, or clinical management of disorders of the peripheral nervous system. This encompasses knowledge of the pathophysiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of these disorders at a level that is significantly beyond the training and knowledge expected of a general neurologist. One fellow per year is trained.

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The ACGME-accredited one-year Vascular Neurology Fellowship focuses on advanced neurology with specific focus on stroke and cerebrovascular disease. The program generally trains two fellows per year.

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Neurology Clerkships

The Neurology Clerkship is a four-week rotation that should provide a setting for medical students to learn clinical neurology.

For students who are interested in neurology as a possible career, an Acting Internship (AI) rotation in the summer or early fall of their fourth year of medical school is strongly recommended.

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Neurology Student Interest Group

We greatly encourage student-resident interaction, and hold events that allow medical students to ask residents about resident life, the application process, and what it is like to be a neurologist. Almost half of the school’s medical students are members of SIGN at some point in their medical career. We are a highly active chapter of SIGN committed to student-faculty interaction, research opportunities, networking, community involvement, education, and exposing medical students to opportunities in neurology.

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Neurology Continuing Education

A variety of neurology continuing education programs are held throughout the year. When available, registration links will appear below.

Penn State Health Children's Hospital
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Cancer Institute
Penn State University