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Welcome from the Director

On behalf of the Faculty and Staff, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you and introduce you to our Program. 

The Neurology Residency Program at New York Medical College since its inception in 1962 has remained continually accredited until the present. Firmly anchored in the tradition of classic Neurology which focused on precise anatomical localization, our Program has evolved over the ensuing five decades to reflect the dynamic multi-dimensional neuroscience of today. Neuroscience is burgeoning and our specialty is fast changing; it is an exciting time to be in Neurology! 

Our program has a strong academic focus and prepares residents to become outstanding clinicians, fully prepared for Board Certification in Neurology.  The didactic teaching curriculum is well balanced with exposure to a wealth of clinical experience. Upon completion of residency training, our residents are well groomed for fellowships in competitive academic programs or to enter private practice. We accomplish these goals in a supportive, educationally innovative, and friendly atmosphere which fosters teamwork and collegiate collaboration.  

Our 4-year program, which features one year in internal medicine and three years in neurology, accepts three residents per year. The structure of the Program is based on the tenets of ACGME core competencies, facilitating progression of resident training along established milestones guidelines. Our highly qualified subspecialty trained Faculty are totally committed to patient care and education, and accessible to Residents at all times. 

New York Medical College, our sponsoring Institution was founded in 1860. After many decades of historic association with New York City institutions notably the Flower and Fifth Avenue and Metropolitan Hospitals, the College moved in 1977 to its present sprawling campus in Valhalla at Westchester County, NY and affiliated with Westchester Medical Center (WMC), which is now our primary teaching Hospital. 

WMC is an 895-bed major tertiary care medical center in the lower Hudson Valley serves as referral base for a population of over 3.5 million people, providing state-of-the-art facilities for patient care, education and research. Its location in New York’s Hudson Valley affords both population density and diversity that assures a rich clinical environment for Resident education. 

Westchester is just less than an hour away by car or train from New York City. Our residents enjoy both the bustling vibrancy of NYC and the scenic serenity of Hudson Valley. Surrounded by outstanding academic and cultural institutions of the area, Westchester is quintessentially an ideal place to live, work and raise a family. 

We are proud of our program and look forward to meeting you and explore ways to shape your future through our program. 

Venkat Ramani, M.D. 
Program Director