The Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience at Jefferson embodies our long-standing tradition of excellence in medical education. Our faculty is dedicated to training tomorrow’s neuroscience leaders from the moment they step on campus.
Professors practice a didactic teaching method during the first two years of medical school, ensuring a stable and appropriately challenging experience for students.
Students are provided with ongoing guidance during their clinical third and fourth years in addition to further opportunities for advanced residencies and fellowships upon graduation.
The Sidney Kimmel Medical College offers a three-year, ACGME-accredited neurology program. The program accepts nine applicants a year, all of which must complete an internship in general medicine before matriculation.
In addition to the neurology residency, the department offers fellowships in:
- Vascular Neurology/Stroke
- Neuro-Critical Care
- Clinical Neurophysiology
- EMG and Neuromuscular Neurology
- Multiple Sclerosis (with the option to complete additional training in basic neuro-immunology research)
The Sidney Kimmel Medical College is one of a few medical schools to offer third-year medical students a surgical selective in neurosurgery. A fourth-year rotation in neurosurgery is also offered, both to SKMC students and students enrolled at other medical schools.
The department offers an ACGME-accredited, seven-year residency in neurological surgery. The residency accepts a total of three applicants per year.
The department of neurosurgery also offers fellowship training in:
- Neurovascular Surgery & Endovascular Neurosurgery
- Neuro-Oncology & Skull Base Surgery
- Spinal Disorders
- Functional Neurosurgery
Learn more about education as a part of the Vickie & Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience.