Letter from the Director


bashirWelcome to the UAB Neurology Residency Program.


One of the things most applicants notice when visiting our program is the excellent morale of our residents. This has always been one of the distinguishing characteristics of this program and one of which we are proud. Our residents are excited about Neurology and excited about our program.

There are a number of reasons for this. Our department values its residents and places great importance on their training. The new Residents' Learning Center, a state-of-the-art educational facility, demonstrates the department’s commitment to the training program. Teaching is emphasized in the Department of Neurology and our faculty is gifted and enthusiastic in this area. The faculty are accessible and ready to assist residents at any time. Our training program offers a good balance between clinical duties, time for study, and research activities. The clinical services at UAB are busy and offer residents training in a variety of neurological disease states covering all subspecialty areas of Neurology. Most of our residents are actively engaged in research activity under the supervision of a faculty member, especially during their PGY3 and PGY4 years which often leads to experience presenting at a national meeting and publication. Our residents and attendings like and respect each other. Rounds, conferences, clinics and other learning activities are informative and enjoyable, as they should be. Neurology is an exciting field and training in Neurology should be enjoyable. Here at UAB it is.

So, check us out. We think you will agree that this is a great place to learn Neurology.

Khurram Bashir, MD, MPH
Neurology Residency Program Director