Hallmarks of Excellence

Hallmarks of Excellence

Program Highlights

Our Community, Our Patients

  • Our residents train at a Joint Comission Approved Comprehensive Stroke Center
  • All of our inpatients are seen by residents, which allows residents to experience treating a broad spectrum of neurological conditions.
  • Our department works closely with Pediatric Neurology, Cardiology, and Internal Medicine, fostering a collaborative atmosphere.
  • Our faculty are dedicated to teaching and offer a breadth of knowledge over a wide range of neurology subspecialties, including specialists in neurodegenerative disorders, movement disorders, neuromuscular disorders, neuroimmunologic disorders, epilepsy, headache, and neurovascular disorders.
  • We emphasize resident research interests and encourage residents to present their research findings at annual neurology conferences around the country.
  • We offer a variety of unique elective opportunities for residents to cultivate their scholarly and clinical interests throughout the course of their training.
  • We offer robust online access to thousands of medical texts and journals through the Rutgers Library.
  • Nearly all of our residents go on to complete prestigious fellowships in Neurophysiology, Vascular Neurology, Neuroimmunology, Neurocritical Care, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, as well as other subspecialties at top neurology programs.

Resident Excellence

  • 100% of our residency positions are filled each year.
  • Nearly 190 applications received for each residency position available.
  • In the past 3 years, 87% of graduates that took the ABPN Neurology Board examination passed on their first attempt
  • Our RITE examination scores are consistently above the national average, with a precentile rank of 80 in 2023.
  • Our department has had 20 peer reviewed publications in the last four years.
  • Our residents present an average of 10 abstracts at national and international neurology conferences each year.
  • Our residents have received 68 Golden Apple nominations with 10 winners in the last 10 years.
  • In the last 10 years, we have had 8 Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award winners.

Quality of Training Sites

University Hospital

University Hospital's legacy of service is unmatched in New Jersey. Serving as the "family physician" for generations of Newark families, UH brings the gold standard of modern medical care to the uninsured and underinsured. Dozens of clinics provide the widest array of care offered in New Jersey. And throughout the community, you'll find University Hospital's team of committed healthcare professionals reaching out with information and encouragement on a wide variety of topics.

As the principal teaching hospital of NJMS and the training site for many of Rutgers' other health professions schools, University Hospital provides the experience of a lifetime for hundreds of students and residents. Along with preparing tomorrow's healthcare professionals, University Hospital is helping to shape the future through research initiatives in a wide variety of fields. Striving for a cure for everyone, our physician-scientists are committed to solving the puzzle of healthcare disparities and ending the cycle of disease and death for minorities

The Joint Commission awarded University Hospital a Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Certification in Comprehensive Stroke Center including Gold Plus Performance Achievement in Stroke & Honor Roll-Elite Plus Stroke.







VA NY/NJ Veterans Healthcare Network

The VA NY/NJ Veterans Healthcare Network has been named one of the nation's MOST WIRED, according to the Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study released by Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.

Primary care is emphasized at the VANJHCS. Veterans are assigned their own health care providers whom they see on a regular basis with additional access to a wide variety of specialists. In addition to general medical, psychiatry, and long-term care, a full range of medical and surgical subspecialty care is provided to veterans of the VANJHCS. Because the VANJHCS is dedicated to developing programs that meet all veterans' needs, teams of physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers and others all work together to develop programs of distinction that become models for the health care field.

The System's Diabetes Education, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Prosthetics, Homeless Outreach Programs, and others have been recognized for outstanding achievement both within the Department of Veterans Affairs and the general health care community. A recognized leader in research, the VANJHCS maintains an active research program with over 60 investigators conducting pioneering work in areas such as infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, and the health effects of smoking. The East Orange Campus was selected as one of two new research centers that are looking at ways to care for active duty patients and veterans with war-related illnesses.