The neurology residency program at Cooper University Hospital is a four-year categorical program offering three resident positions for each year of training. The program reinforces clinical patient care and scholarly pursuits through our most valuable resource—our patients with diverse neurological disorders and backgrounds.
Our state-of-the-art hospital provides training facilities for numerous residency programs and medical fellowships. House officers have primary patient care responsibility, while faculty serve to supervise and teach. This philosophy motivates trainees to become self-sufficient and confident graduates when they move on.
This is a very exciting time for our department. We have continued to expand our educational opportunities with the recent addition of a Neuro-critical care service. Our integration into a multi-disciplinary, patient-centered Cooper Neurological Institute (CNI) facilitates a team approach to improving patients’ experience and outcomes.
The didactic curriculum is very flexible and topics are adjusted frequently in response to the needs and interest of the residents. As a group, our residents consistently perform above average on in-service exams and feel confident and well-prepared to take their board exams.
Our vast diversity of patients and passionate faculty foster an environment that has led to numerous scholarly works by our residents. Our residents have presented dozens of posters at national and international meetings, including posters which have won awards at our national society meetings. Academic pursuits are encouraged through special stipends for publication and presentation as well as availability of a research elective.
What makes Cooper a great place to train?
- All of our neurology inpatients are cared for by attending faculty neurologists. This ensures close supervision and interaction of attending physicians and house staff and excellent bedside teaching.
- Accessible full-time faculty dedicated to teaching and patient care.
- Emphasis on ambulatory care and the office practice of neurology.
- Our residents spend significant time in ambulatory settings, which prepares them for life after residency.
- An excellent, balanced mix of patients. Cooper is the only tertiary care hospital in southern New Jersey, hence receives a large number of tertiary referral patients.
- On-site biostatisticians and librarians to support research projects.
- Online access to thousands of journals and medical texts, available 24 hours a day.
- A well-equipped conference room.
- Digital radiology accessible from all hospital workstations as well as remotely.
- EPIC electronic medical record system.
- Web-based procedure logging, duty hours documentation and evaluation.
We encourage you to download our complete Neurology residency brochure to get more details.
Neurology Residency Program Director, Joe Campellone, speak about the Cooper difference on our residency blog, Life at the Coop.
Cooper University Hospital, Department of Neurology
Three Cooper Plaza, Suite 320
Camden, NJ 08103
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