The Outpatient Experience
Outpatient training is a major focus of the UCSD Neurology Residency Training Program. Each resident has a weekly continuity clinic that alternates between the VA and UCSD Hillcrest. Residents follow and manage their own patients in these clinics throughout the entire 3 years of training.
Outpatient clinics are scheduled at each of the university-affiliated medical centers. The Perlman Medical Offices, attached to Thornton Hospital, are the cornerstone of the faculty outpatient specialty and general neurology clinics.
Residents spend some time in outpatient clinics on all required rotations. Outpatient clinic rotations combine a package of different general and specialty neurology clinics including stroke, epilepsy, neurosurgery, neurodegenerative disorders, dementia, and peripheral nerve disorders, as well as psychiatry and physical rehabilitation.
Urgent neurology clinics are held weekly at both UCSD Hillcrest and VA hospitals. Residents on the epilepsy, pediatric neurology or neuromuscular rotations spend intensive time with the faculty in those subspecialty clinics.