Neurology Residency Program

A Message from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Health Quest Neurology Residency Program. Our faculty and I are excited to share our knowledge and experience with passionate residents who are looking for a fulfilling neurology residency experience in a professional, collaborative, inclusive, diverse and innovative environment.

The Health Quest Neurology Residency Program is based at our flagship hospital, Vassar Brothers Medical Center, a 365-bed facility serving New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley. The modern outpatient Neuroscience Institute is located adjacent to the campus. In addition, our sister hospital, Northern Dutchess Hospital in beautiful Rhinebeck, NY, and our outpatient practice, will serve as locations for a robust mix of acute and outpatient learning environments for our residents. Our teaching faculty is comprised of seasoned physicians with subspecialty training.

The goal of the Health Quest Neurology Residency Program is to provide residents with high quality training, resources, and education to gain foundational knowledge in neurology and related specialties through a robust mix of acute and outpatient clinical experience. The Health Quest Neurology Residency Program aims to provide our residents with a balanced clinical environment while emphasizing the importance of developing teaching skills and maximizing exposure to patients and clinical cases. As our residents progress through the program, they will serve in a supervisory role to other learners when appropriate. The supervisory role, we believe, is critical for residents to develop clinical teaching, supervision, communication and leadership skills.

In addition to well-balanced didactics and experiential learning, we believe in giving our residents maximum exposure to a world of medicine where novel ideas and technologies come together to deliver quality care efficiently and effectively. Residents will have the opportunity to be intimately involved in innovate research projects and quality improvement activities guided by experienced faculty members. Opportunities exist to participate with innovative international companies that partner with the Neuroscience Institute.

We pride ourselves on our diverse and collaborative work environment. Residency will begin with a neurology bootcamp where faculty will provide interactive teaching sessions. We will partner residents with a faculty member as part of the mentorship program.

Health Quest Neurology Residency Program in PGY2-4 has five residency positions each year, all of which are linked in the National Residency Matching Program with a Health Quest Transitional Year Internship (PGY1). This allows a resident to complete all four years of neurology training within the Health Quest system.

We look forward to welcoming our new cohorts of residents in Transitional Year (PGY1) and Neurology PGY2 in this upcoming academic year!

Sincerely,

Paul Wright, MD, MBA, FAAN, FANA
Program Director, Neurology Residency Program

Program Structure

Additional Program Offerings

Orientation – As a new Transitional Year resident, you will participate in a two-week new intern orientation prior to beginning in the program on July 1. This will help you adjust to residency life and provide you with an overview of programs, topics and required information. Non-patient care/medical knowledge curriculum topics are covered as well, including interpersonal communication skills, professionalism, systems-based practice and practice-based learning and improvements.

Academic Didactic Schedule

Research Opportunities

How to Apply

The Health Quest Transitional Year Residency Program thanks you for your interest in applying to our program. We accept all applications through ERAS only and participate annually in the NRMP Match Program.

Due to the impact of the pandemic, all interviews for academic year 2021-2022 will be held virtually.

Requirements

The following items are required for consideration for an interview. All items must be received through the ERAS application portal:

  • Proof of U.S. medical school graduation
  • USMLE or COMLEX scores
  • MSPE (Dean’s) letter
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Current CV

Important Dates

We interview candidates on select dates in October, November, December and January. These dates are provided to select residency applications via ERAS invitation. Other important dates include:

  • Mid-September: NRMP registration opens
  • Late October: MSPE (Dean’s) letters released through NRMP
  • Late November: Standard registration deadline for applicants
  • Late February: Rank order list deadline
  • Mid-March: Match week
  • Mid-March: Email notification of “You’ve Matched”
  • Mid-March: MATCH DAY CELEBRATION

Frequently Asked Questions