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Thank you for your interest in the Neurology residency program at Tulane University. Situated in the vibrant port city of New Orleans, known for its delectable food, Mardi Gras celebrations, and jazz music, we are uniquely positioned to be able to treat patients and interact with colleagues from a wide variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Our program offers comprehensive clinical neurology training, with opportunities for both clinical and basic science research. We offer a four year program, with the first year completed in the internal medicine department. We accept 4 categorical neurology residents each year. Residents have the opportunity to train in multiple facilities within New Orleans, giving them the opportunity to interact with many of the local leaders in their fields. When residents finish the Tulane Neurology program, they are in a strong position to practice independently, especially in vascular neurology, which they may be performing at an expert level.  Educational opportunities include: weekly Monday afternoon protected time for resident education and grand rounds, weekly stroke conferences, as well as chances to participate in neuro-radiology rounds and psychiatry journal clubs. Each resident is expected to participate in a patient-centered quality improvement project.  Residents are also encouraged to take advantage of myriad opportunities to participate in clinical research, present at conferences, and contribute to case reports, review articles, and book chapters.

We continuously strive to examine and evaluate our program, asking residents and faculty to offer suggestions for improvements so we may offer an optimal training program. Our residents have gone to prestigious fellowships, and practice both in the community as well in academics.

Thank you again for visiting our website, 

Jessica Kraker, MD

Director of Residency Program