The Neurology Residency at Wake Forest School of Medicine is a four-year categorical neurology program that includes the internal medicine year and accepts six residents per year. Residents benefit from broad and rigorous clinical patient care training while preparing to pursue a career in one of medicine's most exciting specialties.
Why Train at Wake Forest?
Wake Forest provides opportunities for advanced neurology training you won’t find anywhere else in the country. Highlights include:
In 2014, Wake Forest Baptist became 1 of 103 medical centers nationwide and 1 of only 4 statewide to be designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. The Stroke Center operates the Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke Network, providing expert stroke assessment and consultation in remote areas where smaller hospitals lack 24/7 neurological coverage.
The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center is among the top-rated epilepsy programs in the United States and one of the few Epilepsy Centers in the Southeast to have met the Level IV guidelines of the National Association of Epilepsy Centers.
We are home to North Carolina’s only MEG (magnetoencephalography), a noninvasive diagnostic tool that pinpoints brain activity centers and helps ensure the greatest precision in neurosurgical planning. Pediatric and adult epilepsy programs are utilizing laser based technology for epilepsy surgeries.
Neurosurgeons at Wake Forest Baptist's Spine Center conduct minimally invasive surgeries for spinal conditions that have been modeled throughout the world.
The ALS Center at Wake Forest Baptist – one of only 34 in the United States – provides exceptional care for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and engages in cutting-edge research and translational science.
- Gamma Knife
Neurology and neurosurgery has one of the nation’s most experienced Gamma Knife treatment teams for noninvasive treatment of certain brain tumors and abnormalities, as well as the most advanced, next-generation technology: the Leksell Gamma Knife® Perfexion™.
- Deep Brain Stimulation
The Movement Disorders Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health has one of the most experienced deep brain stimulation teams in the nation. We were among the first centers in the nation to perform DBS surgery, in 1997. Since then, hundreds of patients have undergone DBS surgery.
- Neuro ICU
The Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit, a state-of-the-art, 24-bed unit, specializes in the care of patients recovering from complicated neurological and neurosurgical conditions as well as post-operative neurosurgical care.
The pediatric neurology section has 6 full-time faculty members, 3 with specialty training in epilepsy and 1 with additional training in headache.
“The Neurology Residency Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine is a dynamic, innovative program with a long history of excellence in patient care, research and education. The residents have a rich learning environment with a mix of inpatient and outpatient care experiences, and opportunities for a variety of post-graduate fellowship training programs at our institution.” - Emily P. Pharr, MD, Program Director
Hear from current and past residents as they reflect on their experience in the Neurology residency program at Wake Forest.