A message from the program director,
Jeffrey J. Esper, DO:
Welcome to Hamot Medical Center's Neurology Residency Program!
This AOA-accredited residency program offers a well rounded neurological education with experience in a variety of subspecialties. Physicians who choose Hamot for their neurology residency are exposed to a wide variety of pathologies and patients. The rotation experience provides access to inpatient and outpatient care for patients of all ages and includes: neuroradiology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, electrodiagnostic medicine, neuropathology, pediatric neurology and elective time, as well as the ability to participate in research projects. The training and experience of our faculty will provide you with access to expertise in a variety of neurology specialties with board certifications in epilepsy, sleep, acupuncture, electromyography and neurorehabilitation.
After four years of integrated internship and residency, you will be completely prepared to go directly into practice. You will have the experience required to perform and interpret EMG and EEG tests proficiently without obtaining further training in a fellowship. If you do wish to further your education through fellowship training, Hamot's residency program will ensure that you are well prepared. All of our residents who have pursued fellowships have been accepted into programs of their choice. Hamot's residents have found themselves to be prepared for a variety of specialty fellowships, such as MS, neuromuscular, epilepsy, movement disorders, stroke and neuroimaging.
Residents are given increased responsibility as they progress through the program and are given opportunities to participate in procedures such as: lumbar punctures, Botox/Myobloc injections, carotid and intracranial Doppler testing, baclofen pump and deep brain stimulator adjustments. The residents are also involved in specialty clinics for movement disorders, epilepsy, muscular dystrophies and multiple sclerosis. Office management, coding and billing concepts are skills learned and applied throughout the program. Hamot's residents have the opportunity to integrate OMM skills and practice into the treatment and diagnosis of neurology patients.
Hamot's neurology residents also benefit from experiences with Hamot's Stroke Team. In 2007, Hamot became the first healthcare provider in the region to receive the Joint Commission's Certification of Distinction for Primary Stroke Centers-a recognition of the technology, neurological expertise and speed of care provided at Hamot. Also in 2007, Hamot received the American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines(SM)-Stroke (GWTG-Stroke) Silver Performance Achievement Award. This recognition is given to providers that consistently meet GWTG-Stroke requirements for at least one year. In 2008, the American Stroke Association again honored Hamot by awarding the Gold Performance Achievement Award, in recognition of Hamot's commitment and success in implementing and sustaining higher than 85 percent adherence to the GWTG-Stroke key measures for 24 consecutive months. These key measures include aggressive approaches to the use of medications like tPA, antithrombotics, anticoagulation therapy, DVT prophylaxis, cholesterol-reducing drugs and smoking cessation.
Thank you for considering Hamot for your residency! If any of your questions are not answered by this website, please contact Pat Rogers, GME Program Administrator by phone at (814) 877-6257 or via email at email@example.com.
Jeffrey J. Esper, DO