Residency Program Overview

 

The OU neurology residency was founded in 1972 and currently has 24 positions, six in each year, postgraduate year (PGY) 1 through PGY 4. The OU Department of Neurology and its faculty members are dedicated to the education, growth, and career guidance of its residents.  In 2008, the department underwent a complete revision of the residency curriculum based on the ACGME Neurology Residency Review Committee (RRC) program requirements, the six ACGME competencies, and the learning objectives for neurologists published by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. The result is a comprehensive, competency-based curriculum that blends an extensive and innovative didactic curriculum with equally extensive and varied clinical experiences. 

The goals of the OU neurology residency program are:

  • To provide resources and opportunities for each resident to achieve excellence in the 6 ACGME competencies
    • Patient care
    • Medical knowledge
    • Practice-based learning & improvement
    • Interpersonal & communication skills
    • Professionalism
    • Systems-based practice
  • To ensure that each resident, by the time of graduation, achieves the ability to function independently as a neurologist
  • To empower each resident with knowledge and strategies that promote well-being and prevent burnout