Letter from the Program Director
The University of Connecticut School of Medicine and its affiliated hospitals
provide the educational and clinical resources for an extensive residency
training program. We are part of an integrated hospital network that also
includes the clinical education of medical students, clinical research, and
comprehensive primary and specialty care in central and northern Connecticut. As
you survey the various Neurology Residency programs, I would like to summarize
the distinctive features of our program.
The University of Connecticut School of Medicine/Hartford Hospital Neurology Residency program is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians-in-training. We focus on training residents to practice neurology successfully as it provides you with in-depth clinical experiences in a variety of settings. It also affords you ample opportunity to pursue individual areas of neurological interest.
Because our program is based primarily at Hartford Hospital and the University of Connecticut Health Center, training occurs in both a large, urban hospital with a national reputation for clinical excellence and a smaller, academic health center that excels in teaching and research as well as clinical care. At each of these institutions, training is directed by a faculty of committed teacher-clinicians that includes both general and subspecialty neurologists.
Since both private practitioners and academic neurologists participate, the outlook is broad. Clinicians in both academic and private practice are closely involved with the education of residents and there are opportunities to experience many specialized aspects of the practice of neurology. Resident teaching comes first in an atmosphere of modern, comprehensive and compassionate patient care from both the specialized staff and general neurologists.
The University of Connecticut’s Neurology Residency Program is small, flexible, user-friendly, and oriented to producing well-trained clinical neurologists and will provide you with the opportunity for professional growth and personal gratification. We appreciate your interest in us and we look forward to hearing from you.
Erica Schuyler, M.D.
Neurology Residency Program Director