Clinical Training

The Long School of Medicine and our partner facilities offer a wide range of specialties and subspecialties.   Our residents gain an excellent practical learning experience as we diagnose and treat a diverse patient population with various neurological disorders from all of central and South Texas.

Medical Arts and Research Center (MARC)

The Medical Arts and Research Center, or MARC, provides another opportunity for residents to have an outpatient training experience. The MARC is an 8-story outpatient center that constitutes the outpatient practice setting for all of our UT Health San Antonio faculty members. The neurology clinical space at the MARC encompasses the entire 8thfloor of the building. Residents work with faculty members from all of the neurology subspecialty areas in a one-on-one training experience at the MARC during their clinic rotations.

We are especially proud of the Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases. The Biggs Institute is the region’s first comprehensive center dedicated to transforming dementia care through patient care, resources, innovative research and clinical trials.

  • In-patient and out-patient services
  • 633-bed hospital
  • Level-1 trauma center
  • Comprehensive Stroke Center with a Gold Plus Certification
  • National Association of Epilepsy Centers level-4 center

  • In-patient and out-patient services
  • 432-bed hospital

University Hospital

  • Comprehensive Stroke Center with a Gold Plus certification awarded by The Joint Commission and American Heart/Stroke Association – the highest level of certification. Residents gain expert-level skills in run-in stroke codes, including t-PA administration and end-vascular treatment, with close supervision under our Vascular Neurology faculty members.  We participate in Lone Star Stroke , a State-wide research consortium representing all UT Health medical schools, funded by the State of Texas with executive operations located at UT Health San Antonio. We also participate in Stroke Net, a national research consortium, funded by the NIH which represents medical schools from around the country
  • National Association of Epilepsy Centers level 4 center – the highest designation for epilepsy care:  During the EEG rotation, residents gain experience with reading routine in-patient and out-patient EEG, 24-hour continuous EEG and video EEG studies performed as part of an Epilepsy Monitoring Unit admission.
  • Separate inpatient services: Including consults, ward, stroke, and the epilepsy monitoring unit, giving residents exposure to different kind of neurological disorders under different settings.  This enhances all-around educational experience while providing an efficient system of patient care.
  • Outpatient clinic system: This clinic runs throughout the year, with different sets of residents rotating during their respective clinic weeks.  The various faculty of all the sub-specialties interact with residents enhancing their experience of versatile learning in outpatient neurology.

 

Audie L. Murphy Veterans Hospital

  • Audie Murphy VA hospital affiliated with UT Health is a 462-bed hospital that provides care in every area of specialty. The VA hospital is connected to University Hospital via a sky bridge.
  • VA also has a robust outpatient clinic setting where each neurology resident in their PGY 2-4 year see patients throughout the course of residency. This experience further consolidates their outpatient educational experience
  • There is one neurology inpatient service for stroke, consults and ward, given that there is less overall patient volume at the VA compared to UH. This variety of clinical care, and the opportunity to care for veterans further strengthens the diversity of patient exposure and learning of residents.
  • The VA Neurology has most of the subspecialties of Neurology including epilepsy, neuromuscular, movement, headache and stroke. Residents are able to work with faculty in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
  • We continue to see a very dynamic population of veteran patients with various neurological disorders that consolidates resident knowledge and expertise gained while working at UH.