Welcome From the Program Director

UCF COM/HCA GME Consortium
Neurology Residency Program

Welcome to the University of Central Florida College of Medicine/HCA Healthcare GME Consortium Neurology Residency Program of Greater Orlando! Our mission is to provide a high-quality educational experience, training the next generation of compassionate, competent neurologists through education, clinical training and research opportunities. The UCF COM/HCA GME Consortium Adult Neurology Residency Program has 16 residents. We offer our residents a well-rounded clinical experience, both inpatient and outpatient.

The University of Central Florida College Of Medicine (UCF COM) is located on the University's Health Sciences Campus in the Lake Nona Medical City neighborhood of Orlando. Medical City is home to the College of Medicine, Nemours Children's Hospital, and the Orlando VA Healthcare system. HCA Healthcare, based in Nashville, Tennessee, is the largest sponsor of graduate medical education (GME) programs in the US and has become a major provider of clinical and medical education in regions with shortages of physician training programs, such as Central Florida.

Our program provides comprehensive neurological training at several clinical sites including HCA's Osceola Regional Medical Center, the Orlando VA Healthcare System and Nemours Children's Hospital. Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee is a large tertiary care hospital designated as a Comprehensive Stroke Center offering residents the opportunity to care for patients in the stroke and general neurology inpatient services. Our residents also rotate in the subspecialty clinics at the VA and child neurology at Nemours Children's Hospital, both located in Lake Nona.

We offer a robust didactic curriculum that includes morning report, grand rounds, neurological emergency course, neurology board review, neurovascular conference, neuroimaging conference, neurology subspecialty conferences, neuromuscular disease conference, neuropathology course, research course including biostatistics for the clinician, journal club, stroke quality improvement conference, and morbidity & mortality conference.

Our clinical rotation schedule allows several elective rotations to address individual goals and to prepare for entering clinical practice or a fellowship after graduation. All residents have their own longitudinal "continuity" clinic in addition to clinics in the neurologic subspecialties throughout the PGY 2-4 years.

Our program strives to offer you the appropriate combination of clinical and didactic education to allow you to succeed in your future as a Neurologist.

We appreciate your interest in our program and we look forward to reviewing your application. Please feel free to contact us at any time if you need assistance in answering questions.

Sincerely,
Enrique Serrano, MD
Program Director

Mission Statement

To educate the next generation of neurologists to become compassionate and competent specialists, and enable them to practice neurology independently