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Neurology Residency Program 2014

Neurology Residency Program

Director's Message

Thank you for your interest in the MUSC Neurology Residency Program!

The Medical University of South Carolina, founded in 1824, is one of the oldest medical universities in the South East and one of the oldest neurology training programs in the country.  The Division of Neurology has trained residents for more than 50 years.  Our graduates have achieved distinguished careers in academics and private practice, throughout the United States and abroad.

At MUSC, we are committed to excellence in medical education, patient care, and cutting-edge research.  Our facility is a 700-bed tertiary care center that boasts a Level 1 trauma center, a nationally recognized children’s hospital, and a number of clinical centers of excellence.  MUSC receives referrals from all parts of South Carolina, as well as western North Carolina and parts of Georgia.

MUSC Neurosciences, created in 2005, integrated the Division of Neurology with the Division of Neurosurgery as well as the basic neurosciences.  Since its inception, the Department has grown tremendously and we are consistently ranked in the top ten nationally for NIH research funding received.

The Division of Neurology currently includes over 30 clinical neurologists representing more than 10 subspecialties.  MUSC is one of the highest volume stroke centers in the country, providing life-saving care to both local patients and to patients throughout the state of South Carolina via our 15 site hub-and-spoke telemedicine program. The Epilepsy program operates a newly-remodeled epilepsy monitoring unit, and our clinical neurophysiology lab has achieved accreditation in all possible areas of neurophysiology, including EEG, EMG, intraoperative monitoring, and cerebrovascular ultrasound.  The department maintains active subspecialty clinics in movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, multiple sclerosis, sleep medicine, headache, behavioral neurology, and cerebrovascular neurology.

MUSC offers a variety of fellowship opportunities, including vascular neurology, neurocritical care, movement disorders, and clinical neurophysiology.  The clinical neurophysiology program currently accepts 3 fellows per year, and offers epilepsy and EMG/neuromuscular tracks. The Vascular Neurology program accepts two fellows per year.  Our pediatric neurology residency program accepts one resident per year.

The pages that follow offer a general overview of neurology training at MUSC, including the clinical and didactic components of our training program, and includes the answers to some frequently asked questions.  Thank you for taking the time to discover MUSC.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,

Shelly Ozark MD

Shelly D. Ozark, M.D.      

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Program

 
 
 

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