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OCTAVIA KINCAID MDThe Neurology Residency Program at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) prepares our trainees for the practice of neurology in both the community and academic setting. We stress basic skills of clinical neurology: history taking, clincal examination, localization and differential diagnosis. Using this classical training as a foundation, we work at a variety of clinical sites to provide a well-rounded education in modern neurological care. Access to and instruction in cutting edge technology and clinical research completes our comprehensive training program.

                                                                                                OCTAVIA KINCAID MD

The primary clinical site for all Neurology residents at UIC is the University of Illinois Medical Center Hospital and Clinics. We share a close academic affiliation with the Jessie Brown Veteran Affairs hospital and Advocate Christ Medical Center  and our residents rotate in both sites in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Each clinical site offers a unique patient population and educational opportunity, from traditional academic tertiary care, to the continuity of the Veteran Affair system, as well as the modern private hospital and clinic experience.

We complete the training program with months spent learning the fundamentals of electrodiagnostics, neuroimaging, neuropathology, pediatric neurology and neuropsychiatry. Extensive training in outpatient Neurology comes from the continuity clinic experience, both at UIMCC and JBVA, and this is supplemented by a variety of subspecialty clinics in multiple locations. Elective time can be spent expanding any of these basic skills or exploring the spectrum of subspecialties represented within UIC or our affiliated programs.

Click here to see a sample of our typical block rotations over the entire residency.

Didactics teaching for Neurology residents takes place daily with noon lectures. Our monthly calendar includes a comprehensive noon lecture series, biweekly morning report and bimonthly Journal Clubs, as well as a frequent Neuropathology conferences and Board Review sessions. See a sample Didactic Schedule here.

Residents participate in research under the guidance of faculty mentors. For a list of recent resident research projects and publications, click here.

Graduates of our program often complete additional fellowship training and about 50% enter private practice. Click here for a roster of recent graduates and where they are now.

Please see the Resident page  for more information about our current residents and to read a message from our chief residents.

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