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Neurology Residency Program

Program Director: Lisa H. Sovory, M.D.
Residency Coordinator: Erika A. Coleman
Telephone: (909) 580-6276
Address: 400 North Pepper Ave., Colton, CA 92324

Click here to read the Welcome Letter from our Program Director!

Program Overview
The Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Neurology Residency Program offers a categorical training program in Neurology. Under the close supervision of the faculty at ARMC (primary site and sponsoring institution), Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Fullerton Neurology and Headache Center, and The Parkinson's and Movement Disorders Institute, residents will experience clinical education through a broad experience in inpatient and outpatient neurology and the neurological subspecialties.

To complement the residents’ education in the clinical and basic neurosciences, the program offers a robust didactic curriculum: morning report, epilepsy and neuromuscular disease conference, neuroimaging conference, neurology emergencies course, board review course, journal club, neurosurgery grand rounds, stroke quality improvement conference (as a resident member of the stroke committee) and vascular neurology conference.

As delineated in the Program Block Diagram linked below, PGY-1 residents complete rotations in inpatient internal medicine, clinical neurophysiology (EEG and EMG), inpatient neurology and outpatient neurology subspecialty clinics. PGY-2 residents rotate in clinical neurophysiology, headache, inpatient neurology, movement disorders, night float and outpatient neurology subspecialty clinics. PGY-3 residents take on progressively more clinical responsibility in inpatient neurology, and rotate in child neurology, elective, headache, movement disorders and outpatient neurology subspecialty clinics. PGY-4 residents serve as chief residents in inpatient neurology, and rotate in clinical neurophysiology, electives, headache, movement disorders, neurosurgery and neurocritical care, outpatient neurology subspecialty clinics and psychiatry.

Residents beginning in PGY-3, rotate in three electives during the program to address individual goals and/or to prepare for entering clinical practice or a fellowship after graduation. Electives are offered in neurology of aging, neuro-infectious disease, neuro-oncology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-otology, neuropathology, neurorehabilitation, and pain management. Residents beginning in PGY-2, have their own weekly half-day longitudinal or “continuity” clinic in addition to clinics in the neurological subspecialties during the residency training. Residents have a four-week vacation per year of training. Vacation is taken on non-internal medicine rotations, except night float rotation.

Click here to read the Program Curriculum and Block Diagram.

Program Goal
The goal of the Neurology Residency Program is to educate the next generation of neurologists to become compassionate and competent specialists in the exciting and evolving specialty of Neurology.

Leadership and Institutions
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Resident Eligibility and Selection

The selection process is designed to be consistent and fair, based upon academic credentials, letters of recommendation and personal interview. All first-year applicants must use ERAS to apply.

Resident applicants must meet the following qualifications for appointment to the Neurology Residency Program:

  1. Graduates of Medical Schools in the U.S. and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or
  2. Graduates of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation), or
  3. Graduates of Medical Schools outside the United States and Canada who have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical graduates prior to appointment.

An application submitted via ERAS and is considered complete once the following items have been received:

  • Application
  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Official Medical School Transcript
  • Dean’s Letter
  • Official USMLE scores (Step 1 and 2) or COMLEX Part I, II CE and Part II PE
  • Three letters of recommendation (at least two from Neurology)
  • Current photograph

Additional International Medical Graduate requirements:

  • Must have graduated from medical school within the last two years
  • Valid ECFMG Certificate prior to appointment, if applicable
  • We DO NOT sponsor any Visas
  • Minimum six months clinical experience in US (research, observership, or shadowing not considered as clinical experience)

The Program Director will determine qualifications of applicants using the completed application, letters of recommendation, educational background, publications, academic record, class rank, board scores, and interpersonal, humanistic, and professional qualities as determined by these tools and the personal interview.

All applications for open neurology residency positions are reviewed in their entirety. Qualifying applicants who are invited for interviews will be contacted via ERAS with details.

Applicants will be invited for interviews in October, November, and December.

Click here to view 2023 - 2024 Residents.

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Residency Coordinator
Erika A. Coleman