Message from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Marshall University School of Medicine (MUSOM) Neurology Residency Program!

At MUSOM, we are committed to excellence in medical education, patient care, and cutting-edge research. The neurology department has a legacy for didactics having had the “Clinical Instructor of the Year” for the last five years as voted on by the graduating fourth year medical students. This has led to a greater than average percentage of our graduating medical students to pursue a career in neurology, some of which having returned to MUSOM as clinical faculty. Our program is a categorical four-year program and currently we recruit four adult neurology residents annually.

MUSOM is the regional center of excellence for neurological care and receives referrals from all parts of West Virginia as well as eastern Kentucky, southern Ohio as well as Virginia. Our residents will train at three different facilities, two of which boast Level 2 trauma certification as well as the highest national certification offered for their care involving patients with cerebrovascular disease. Cabell Huntington Hospital is the Regional Center of Excellence for pediatric care and has been recognized by the MS Society for offering cutting edge care to our extensive population of patients with multiple sclerosis.

The Department of Neurology currently includes eight clinical neurologists and is comprised of a strong foundation in general neurology and neurological subspecialties including: vascular neurology, general/headache, movement disorders, neurocognitive disorders, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders, multiple sclerosis, clinical neurophysiology, neuropsychology, neuro-critical care, interventional neurology and pediatric neurology. The Epilepsy program operates a state of the art, 8 bed epilepsy monitoring unit that is certified by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers and the neurophysiology lab is very busy with both routine and long term electroencephalography testing as well as electromyography testing.

The pages that follow offer a general overview of neurology training at MUSOM, including the clinical and didactic components of our training program, and includes the answers to some frequently asked questions. Thank you for taking the time to discover MUSOM. We look forward to hearing from you!

Justin Nolte, MD
Neurology Residency Program Director