The Neurology Residency at LSU Health Shreveport is a fully accredited four year program, offering a PGY1 Transitional year in the Department of Medicine. It has evolved into a mature thriving program since its inception in 2005. The program offers an educational experience in all aspects of neurologic medicine and practice.
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Experienced faculty members supervise residents who are encouraged to make their own decisions with increasing autonomy as they rise through the post graduate levels. Residents are exposed to the subspecialties and career training leading to successful fellowship positions throughout the country. Teaching students and fellow house officers is an integral part of the professional development of our residents, as is research and publication.
All residents have one to two half-day outpatient adult neurology continuity clinics per week. Subspecialty clinics such as Epilepsy, Muscular Dystrophy Association / Neuromuscular, Headache, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Degenerative Disease/Dementia, Neurorehabilitation and Stroke are available during elective time. They will participate in Pediatric Neurology clinic when on that rotation. Each resident also participates in Procedures Clinics to learn how to do Botox injections for chronic migraine, spasticity and dystonia; Baclofen pump refills and programming, and lumbar punctures.
Research and Scholarly Activities
Every resident will complete a scholarly work during each year of training, and present it to the department at the end of the year. Each resident has an assigned scholarly activity mentor, as well as a self-chosen career mentor. The assigned mentor meets with their resident in the fall and spring to discuss their progress. Case presentation posters, scholarly reviews, manuscripts and book chapters, independent research, and quality improvement projects encompass some of the categories of work done in the past. In addition, the neuroscience department has opportunities to participate in bench research if the resident is interested. The department has a research assistant to help with protocol development and IRB submission. Many residents present their works at local, regional and national meetings which builds their portfolio in preparation for fellowship.