Neurology

Office: 8D University Health Center; 313-577-1242
Chairperson: Jun Li, MD, PhD

M.D. Program Education

The Department of Neurology provides instruction in the first, second, third and fourth years of the medical curriculum. Members participate in the first year basic neuroscience course. In the second year the department is responsible for the clinical neuroscience-neurology course, which emphasizes pathophysiology. During the third year, all students rotate for four weeks through the neurology unit at one of the University-affiliated hospitals, at which time the students receive bedside and outpatient teaching and are given responsibilities in patient management. Clinical electives for students who have completed the required courses are available for interested students.

Post-Graduate Education

The Wayne State University Neurology Residency Training Program is a fully-accredited program located at the Detroit Medical Center and the Veterans Administration Hospital. The department offers a three-year training program for candidates applying for second year post-graduate level of training. Post-residency fellowships are also available in neuromuscular diseases/EMG, epilepsy/EEG, neurocritical care, multiple sclerosis/neuroimmunology, stroke, clinical neurophysiology, and movement disorders.

Research Electives

Research electives for medical students are available, either in brief summer rotations or for longer periods taken during elective time. Interested students are encouraged to contact the Department of Neurology.