The University of Kentucky Department of Neurology offers robust medical education training through an engaging medical clerkship and elective courses, rigorous ACGME residency programs, multiple fellowship offerings, and continued medical education for all neuroscientists.
Medical Student Education
We offer several opportunities for medical students interested in the field of Neurology, including third and fourth year courses and an annual Trainee Research Day. We use outside application systems for our courses and you can read more about them here!
Our biggest strength is the depth and diversity within the program including faculty interests and sub-specialties available, training facilities, trainee background, interests and career goals. There are several reasons why you should train in our program. Learn more.
Check out the Life of a Resident!
Our child neurology program is unconventional in its integration of the adult and child experiences. Our incoming PGY-3 residents begin their training on the child neurology inpatient service. After becoming oriented on the child service, our residents go on to do their 12 months of adult neurology and 12 months of selective time interwoven with child neurology experiences throughout the three years of the program. Learn more here.
We offer several fellowships including an ACGME accredited Vascular Neurology fellowship, a Headache & Pain fellowship accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, a Movement Disorders fellowship where you will strongly integrate with the Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Disease Research Center of Excellence and the Dean's Veteran's Affairs Parkinson's Disease Consortium Center, and a Post-Doctoral residency in Clinical Neuropsychology where both depth and breadth of knowledge will be emphasized in brain-behavior relationships. To learn more, click here.
Observers & Volunteers
At this time the Department of Neurology must limit observer experiences to students who are registered and approved by one of the university-approved programs, such as the College of Medicine. For more information about these programs, please visit click here! Additionally, we will accept pre-approved volunteers coordinated through the UK HealthCare volunteer office.