Adult Neurology RESIDENCY
The Department offers a 4 year residency training program in General Adult Neurology with the goals of:
training competent neurologists who will provide quality neurological services to the Filipino people
developing teachers and mentoring future leaders in the field and
promoting relevant research to impact health policy
The first 12 months of training exposes a resident to direct care of neurologic patients. The first year resident assumes full responsibility for all patients assigned to him in the charity service. Every 3 days he goes on 24-hour duty alternating in the Emergency Room Complex and in the Neurology ward and ICU where he answers all the referrals.
Starting first year residency, the trainees conduct twice-a-week continuity clinic wherein they follow-up their patients in the next four years. At the OPD, he also sees and follows-up the patients he discharges from the ward or emergency room and handles new cases referred to the general neurology, headache and stroke clinics.
In the inpatient service, each resident is exposed to 6-months rotation in the charity service and 6 months in the pay service as Junior Neurology Residents. The pay service rotation allows the resident to be exposed to the management of patients attended by the consultant staff.
Throughout his first year of training, the resident is involved in all structured learning activities where he acquires knowledge in basic and clinical neurosciences. He is closely supervised by the consultant staff and senior residents.
Six months of the second year is spent in Internal Medicine rotation where he is under the supervision of the Medical Consultants and Senior Medical Residents. His rotation in Medicine is divided into 3 services namely Ward, ER and Medical ICU services. When assigned to the medical wards, the Neurology resident is completely responsible for the management and care of all patients assigned to him. He goes on 24-hour duty every 3 days. He rotates for 2 months in the ER where he learns to handle medical emergencies. During his 2 months in the medical ICU he is exposed to multidisciplinary care of critically ill patients.
For the other 6 months, the resident is assigned to the Neuroelectrophysiology Laboratory where he masters the skills in performing EEG, EMG-NCV evoked potentials and becomes knowledgeable in interpreting these tests.
The third year provides 6 months of experience spent as senior resident in the charity service. The service seniors supervise the junior neurology residents as well as neurology rotators in managing patients. He refers and updates the service consultant of all the cases admitted or referred to the service. The service senior likewise answers all interdepartmental referrals after office hours.
In the remaining 6 months, the resident begins his rotation in the allied Neurosciences (Neuropathology, neuroradiology and neuropsychiatry/dementia).
During the last year of training, the resident finishes his rotations in the allied subspecialties Pediatric Neurology, Neurosurgery and Rehabilitation Medicine). Another 3 months is spent as pay service senior where he refines his management skills, acting as junior consultant.
Trainees also are given one month each of clinical and research elective opportunities.
The Department offers a 6 year residency training program in General Neurosurgery and Spine Surgery with the with the goals of:
training competent neurosurgeons who will respond to the neurosurgical needs of the Filipino people
preparing the residents for further subspecialty training for them to become specialists and leaders in the of neurosurgery , and
training neurosurgeons on clinical research for the advancement of neurosciences.
There are different clinical rotations during the 6-year training program of the Section which includes 1 year of Genera Surgery, and 5 years of General Neurosurgery and Spine surgery. There are rotations in related specialties: Adult Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, Neurodiagnostics (Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Cranial Ultrasound) and Neuropathology.
Pediatric Neurology Fellowship
The Department offers a 3 year residency training program in Pediatric Neurology with the goals of
producing competent and compassionate pediatric neurologists who will provide quality care to children with neurological disorders,
developing potential leaders and teachers in the field, and
developing investigators who will promote relevant research in the field of Child Neurology
There are different clinical rotations in Pediatrics and Adult Neurology, and neurosurgical wards, intensive care units and OPD clinics. There are rotations in Neurophysiology, Neuroradiology, Rehabiliation Medicine, Neuropathology, Genetics, Developmental Pediatrics, and Child Psychiatry.