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Residency Program Coordinator
Anita Kivell
131 S. Robertson, Suite 1340
New Orleans, LA 70112


Neurology Residency Training
Neurology > Programs > Goals & Objectives

Goals & Objectives

The Department of Neurology at the Tulane University School of Medicine offers residency training programs in Adult Neurology and combined residency programs in Neurology/Medicine and Neurology/Psychiatry. The residency programs are designed to guide the resident in the care of patients with diseases of the nervous system. Clinical and basic science research opportunities are also available. The program fulfills the requirement of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for certification in neurology and/or special competence in Child Neurology. The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

The training program in neurology is fundamental to developing the skills requisite to become a competent clinical neurologist. The Neurology Training Program at Tulane University provides a broad exposure to acute and chronic neurological diseases, emphasizing inpatient and outpatient experiences at the Tulane University and affiliated hospitals and through the elective rotations in subspecialty areas.

The goals and objectives for the Neurology Training Program are:

  • Residents will develop expertise in the recognition, management and appropriate referral of neurological conditions encountered in neurology practice, including dementia, stroke, movement disorders, chronic pain and seizure disorders

  • Residents will demonstrate the ability to conduct initial neurological evaluations, to participate in the subsequent diagnostic process and to help manage patients during the treatment and/or evolution of their neurological conditions.

  • Residents will demonstrate professional and ethical behavior in the care of their patients and in their interactions with other health care providers.



Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000