Graduate Medical Education
Wayne State University School of Medicine (SOM)
Nervous System and Muscle Pathophysiology Course for Year II medical students is a yearly basic course taught by basic science and clinical faculty. This course is offered every spring and developed jointly by Dr. Edwin George, Department of Neurology and Dr. William Kupsky, Department of Pathology and Neuropathology. Case-based discussions offer students a chance to apply basic neuropathophysiology to real world cases.
WSUSOM offers a mandatory third year clerkship of four weeks in clinical neurology. Year III students have the opportunity to rotate on the inpatient wards at Detroit Receiving Hospital or Harper University Hospitals, the Neurocritical Intensive Care Unit, and a variety of clinics including epilepsy, movement disorders, neuromuscular, neuroimmunology, Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) clinic and dementia/neurodegenerative specialties. Access to faculty during these clinics is one-to-one teaching. The clerkship is run by Dr. Maher Fakhouri, Department of Neurology. In addition, neurology faculty participates in Year I and other basic science courses as well as clinical and research electives for Year IV students.
The Student Interest Group in Neurology is an active association on the medical school campus with monthly meetings. Neurology residents and medical students often share didactics and additional teaching sessions such as clinical skills training, brain cutting labs and volunteer work at the Michigan Science Museum during Brain Awareness Week. Elected Year II students work closely with the faculty supervisor, Dr. Deepti Zutshi and these events are directly supported by the Department of Neurology and the American Academy of Neurology. Students interested in neurology may contact Dr. Zutshi to discuss future career plans in neurology residency. Scholarships for research are supported by the American Academy of Neurology and applications can be found Click Here
Wayne State University SOM and Detroit Medical Center (DMC)
The Wayne State University SOM and DMC Neurology Residency Program offers residents pursuing post-graduate training in neurology the opportunity to be trained in a busy, high acuity urban hospital network for patients who live in the world's automotive capital, Detroit. Patients in the metro Detroit area, the surrounding Southeast Michigan suburbs and Canada give residents a broad ethnic and socioeconomic patient population to treat and serve. This unique patient population mix translates to exposing our residents to diverse neurologic pathology that is primed to provide top class clinical experience and training.
The Department of Neurology offers a diverse range of fellowships, including Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG, EMG or split track), Epilepsy, Vascular Neurology, Neurotrauma/Neurocritical Care, Neuro-oncology, Movement Disorders and Neuroimmunology. The admission requirements and information about each fellowship is provided in the links to the left.