Training & Education
Did you know that neurology as a subspecialty began right here at NYU? In 1867, William A. Hammond, M.D. was the first to dedicate himself solely to the practice of neurology, writing the first textbook in this field. Dr. Hammond started the New York Postgraduate Hospital in 1875, which eventually became NYU’s Tisch Hospital. In 1875, Dr. Hammond also founded the American Neurological Association, one of the world’s leading societies for neurologic investigation.
Since its founding in 1841, the NYU School of Medicine has been dedicated to outstanding education and training in both the practice of medicine and its related areas of scientific investigation. The NYU Langone Medical Center system provides all trainees the opportunity to care for diverse patient populations in the setting of state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient facilities. In the Department of Neurology and related specialties, opportunities for education are abundant, with expertise and comprehensive, integrated care approaches at the forefront of 21st Century neurological training.
Research experience as well as training for becoming a neurologic educator are integral parts of our Neurology Residency Program. A nationally recognized Patient-Oriented Research Curriculum for residents and other trainees incorporates principles of clinical and basic research to provide a foundation for understanding neurological investigation regardless of career path. Scholarly research projects are strongly encouraged for residents, and a newly-designed Research Track may be chosen. For medical students, the Concentration Program is often sought for advanced research opportunities with Neurology mentors. New divisions of Neuro-Epidemiology and Global Health in Neurology provide resources, research support and unique experiences for residents, fellows, students and faculty.