The clinical Neurology training is a four-year residency program. Required internal medicine training is provided at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (Gen. Org.) as part of this program.
The aim of the program is to provide trainees with the skills necessary for lifetime excellence in the clinical practice of neurology, either in an academic or in a practice career. To accomplish this, the program integrates extensive practical exposure to all aspects of current clinical neurology with a firm grounding in underlying scientific principles and the methods of clinical investigation.
The challenges of neurological practice nowadays require familiarity with a rapidly expanding body of neuroscience information, sound clinical judgment, communication skills, compassion and appreciation of medical ethics.
Residency training in neurology cannot be a time of passive fact acquisition; rather, it should be the beginning of a wonderful, lifelong quest to understand how to ameliorate diseases of the human nervous system. The first year of training is spent exclusively in the Department of Medicine while the remaining three (3) years are solely dedicated to neurology training, which includes rotations in the inpatient service, consultation service, neurology clinics, and epilepsy monitoring unit. Furthermore, neurology residents will be trained in pediatric neurology, neurophysiology, neuroradiology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-pathology, and psychiatry.