Educational Mission

The Neurology Residency Training Program at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) School of Medicine is designed to provide comprehensive training in neurology. The mission of the Department of Neurology is to provide the best possible clinical care for patients and the best possible education for medical students, residents and fellows while engaged in world-class research in the neurosciences. These goals are accomplished through the high-caliber faculty, house officers and support staff employed by the department and with the support of KUMC, the University of Kansas Hospital, the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Leavenworth Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Children's Mercy Hospital.

Departmental Goals and Objectives:

  • To provide general and subspecialty neurology clinical services to patients from the greater Kansas City metropolitan area and the surrounding region.
  • To provide the training needed for our house officers to excel in clinical care and research.
  • To provide instruction in the basic and clinical neurosciences to medical students, allied health students and to house officers in other disciplines.
  • To promote and support basic science and clinical research in the neurosciences.
  • To achieve national recognition of our clinical and research endeavors.

Educational Mission Statement:

The educational mission of the Department of Neurology is to provide an optimal educational environment to prepare the neurology resident for the independent practice of clinical neurology. An experienced faculty with board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with subspecialty expertise (and certification) in all major disciplines of neurology, ensures, through close supervision, that neurology residents receive extensive exposure to the basic neurosciences and clinical skills.

The program director and neurology faculty ensure that patient care responsibilities are balanced with teaching to enhance the educational experience of the neurology resident. Our residents are trained to communicate effectively with their patients and families in a caring and respectful manner. Residents are trained to apply knowledge of study designs and statistical methods to the appraisal of clinical studies, assessing diagnostic and therapeutic effectiveness. They learn how to practice cost-effective health care and allocate resources without compromising care quality.

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