Welcome to the Department of Neurology Residency Training Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Our Department is a superb academic department with an outstanding residency program that is dedicated to training the future leaders and practitioners of neurology.
We offer comprehensive training in all subspecialty areas of neurology including Behavioral Neurology, Movement Disorders, Neuromuscular Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology, Epilepsy and Sleep disorders, Stroke, Neuro Intensive Care, Neuro-ophthalmology, Neuro-otology, Neuroinfectious Disease, and Neuro-oncology. Our program is uniquely positioned to offer training at four highly-regarded academic teaching hospitals, which creates exposure to diverse patient populations. Neurology residents in our program care for patients referred for a wide range of complex, subspecialty neurologic problems at each of our hospitals while also learning to manage common neurological conditions.
Affiliated training programs in Child Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, Neurorehabilitation, Psychiatry, and Internal Medicine are among the best in the country and contribute to our residents' education and to the advanced training environment at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The program’s clinical training years are enriched by the department's extensive involvement in clinical and basic neuroscience research.
Our curriculum is designed with a “systems approach”. In this approach we take into account differences in educational needs of our residents, variations in learning styles, and the range of backgrounds, interest and baseline knowledge of our residents. In order to better assess the impact of our educational efforts, we look at various outcomes (pre-tests/post-tests; survey results; RITE exam scores, etc). Every year, we develop different learning objectives and select various instructional methods based on the results of those outcomes. This approach also provides a way of evaluating our roles as educators, the environment in which we teach, and the greater educational environment around us. Using this perspective, we can better examine our mission as educators.
The educational experience in Colorado is enhanced by the opportunity to live in our spectacularly picturesque surroundings. Denver is a vibrant metropolitan community with many cultural attractions. The beauty of the Rocky Mountains is easily accessible, and the climate of Colorado is incomparable.
We are passionate about teaching, patient care, and research and are committed to providing the best possible education for our residents. We look forward to meeting you when you visit, and we wish you the best as you plan your future career.
Douglas E. Ney, MD
Neurology Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Neurology