University of Mississippi Medical Center is an exciting place to train in neurology. The faculty is a unique blend of experienced clinicians and basic scientists with varied backgrounds and subspecialty interests. Under the guidance of the chairman, Dr. Alexander Auchus, the department promotes excellence in the care of neurologic patients, the education of students, residents and fellows, and the clinical and basic investigation of neurologic disease.
Fellows gain clinical experience within their subspecialty, participate in clinical research, and aid faculty in the education of residents and students.
The Department of Neurology at UMMC has a strong clinical program that serves a large and diverse patient population. Members of the department care for patients both at University Hospital and at the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital. Both hospitals have strong referral bases with active inpatient and outpatient services that expose trainees to a broad range of neurologic conditions. It is not unusual for fellows to be the first to recognize and diagnose neurologic conditions.