Letter from the Program Director

Greetings, and welcome to the neurology residency program website at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  These are exciting times to train as a neurologist!  Previous initiatives such as the "Decade of the Brain" and "BRAIN initiative" have resulted in an explosion of new diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for neurologic disease, and I firmly believe that many more exciting advances are soon to come.

At UNMC, we nurture future neurologists in a safe but challenging clinical learning environment, mindful of the wellbeing of our residents.  With 70 faculty including 30 core neurology clinical faculty, we provide a breadth of exposure in clinical neurology and neurosciences that is unmatched by most programs.  These include general neurology, neuro-hospitalist, cerebrovascular/stroke, epilepsy, neuromuscular, movement disorders, cognitive neurology, neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-immunology and multiple sclerosis.  Rotations in headache and pain, neuropsychology (as part of cognitive neurology), neuro-critical care, interventional neurology, sleep medicine, and neuro-oncology are also available for interested residents.  Numerous opportunities to collaborate with neuroscientists exist within the department through various labs such as the Mind and Brain Health (MBHL) Lab and the Dynamic Imaging of Cognition and Neuromodulation (DiCON) Lab.  Our residents have many opportunities to make meaningful contributions in basic and clinical research, quality improvement, medical student and resident teaching, curriculum development, community service, and leadership.

We are proud of the continued success of our residents.  Our residents have consistently performed in the top 10-15% nationally on the in-service examination; we have a 100% first time board pass score and a robust portfolio of scholarly activity, which places them on a career path to success.  While a majority of our graduates go on to complete subspecialty training, several have chosen to practice general neurology.  We have also successfully recruited our residents to practice in Omaha and Nebraska, including some who have stayed on as UNMC faculty.  All of this is made possible by our departmental philosophy of ensuring success through personal and professional one-on-one mentoring.

Our residents also enjoy an excellent quality of life.  Omaha is a very livable and affordable city.  With just under 1 million residents, Omaha is large enough to offer many kinds of entertainment and recreation - including a thriving indie music scene - while still being small enough to feel like home.  It's repeatedly listed in major "Top 10" lists of America's best cities for young adults, college graduates, job seekers, and families.  It's a great place to pursue your education, and you may wind up wanting to stay for your subsequent career.

It is a privilege to work at UNMC due to its strong department and institutional support for education.  I welcome you to explore training opportunities at the University of Nebraska Medical Center!

 Dr. Kedar

Sachin Kedar, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Neurology Residency Program
Department of Neurological Sciences
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences