Welcome from the Program Director
Patrick Reynolds, MD
It is an exciting time to choose a career in neurology. The adult neurology residency program at Wake Forest University 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. The program is a 4-year, categorical neurology program with the internal medicine year included without any need for separate applications or interviews. We are a fully-accredited program by the ACGME, and our last 2 accreditation site visits received the maximum 5-year accreditation cycle with no citations, which demonstrates our commitment to educational excellence. Our faculty excel in both clinical patient care and research endeavors and enjoy teaching residents and medical students. The ultimate strength of our program lies with our residents themselves, and the entire Department takes pride in supporting a truly outstanding residency program. In that capacity, I don’t think you will find a better group of outstanding young physicians anywhere.
I would like to welcome you to explore our website and learn a little bit more about our department and the residency program. Some of the highlights include, but are not limited to, our Primary Stroke Center with an active and cutting edge Telestroke Network and tPA delivery program; a Brain Tumor Center of Excellence with Gamma Knife technology; an ALSA certified ALS Center; an active MDA Cliinic, established translational science programs in ALS and muscular dystrophy research; a busy movement disorders section with an active deep brain stimulation program and membership in both the Parkinson and Huntington Study groups; a large multiple sclerosis clinic with active clinical, imaging and basic science research; an active rehabilitation program with outpatient and inpatient services at the J. Paul Sticht Center for Aging; one of the first Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers established in the United States with a large Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and active epilepsy surgery program, along with access to the J. Kiffin Penry Epilepsy Education programs held at the Graylyn International Conference Center; a dynamic, and very active therapeutic neurotoxin program for the treatment of dystonia, spasticity, and headache; the world-renowned Ward Riley Ultrasound Center with courses available to residents; and a very busy clinical neurophysiology lab, with one of the few neuromuscular ultrasound centers in the world.
For any questions regarding applying to our outstanding residency program, please contact the Program Coordinator, Jolene McKenzie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to meeting you!
Patrick Reynolds, MD
Associate Professor and Adult Residency Program Director