The UA College of Medicine – Phoenix utilizes classroom instruction and state-of-the-art, technology-driven simulation labs, integrating patient-based instruction into the curriculum.
The college's Department of Neurology compliments that foundation through its many faculty members who are clinicians in the community working at our hospital-based teaching sites.
These sites include: Barrow Neurological Institute, Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Phoenix VA Health Care Center and the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). Medical students and neurology residents complete rotations at these different community sites, gaining valuable clinical expertise working with patients in both an outpatient clinic and inpatient hospital setting.
Throughout their training, medical students and residents will work with experts in multiple subspecialty areas. Building upon general neurology, students will interact with physicians specializing in Alzheimer’s and memory disorders, aneurysms, brain tumors, concussion and brain injury, epilepsy, ALS and neuromuscular disease, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, neurotrauma, deep brain stimulation, hydrocephalus, pituitary and stroke.
In addition, our students and neurology residents have the opportunity to learn about ongoing translational neuroscience research studies being conducted by some of our faculty members.