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Neurology Residency Program 2014

Neurology Residency Program

Director's Message

Thank you for your interest in the MUSC Neurology Residency!  The Medical University of South Carolina, founded in 1824, is one of the oldest medical universities in the South East.  The Division of Neurology has been successfully engaged in training residents for more than 50 years.  Our graduates have gone on to distinguished careers in academics as well as 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.  As the only academic medical center in the state, MUSC receives referrals from all parts of South Carolina, as well as western North Carolina and parts of Georgia.

The Division of the 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.  In 2010, the Department ranked 3rd among neurosciences departments nationally in terms of NIH research funding. 

The Division of Neurology currently includes over 26 clinical neurologists representing more than 10 subspecialties.  We are a JHCAO-certified stroke center, and we serve as the hub for a telemedicine stroke network which serves more than 15 community hospitals in the area.  The Epilepsy program operates a newly-remodeled epilepsy monitoring unit, and our clinical neurophysiology lab which is one of only a handful to gain accreditation in 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 both central (epilepsy) and peripheral (EMG/neuromuscular) tracks.  A pediatric neurology training program is currently in development. 

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 investigate our program.  We look forward to hearing from you.


Angela N. Hays, M.D.      

Assistant Professor of Neurology
Director, Neurology Residency Program
Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program


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