Cooper University Health Care’s mission is: To serve, to heal, to educate. Cooper’s mission does not contemplate nor allow for discrimination or inequality in its practice. Our GME Diversity Council supports, fosters, and promotes an environment where all members of its academic community may thrive and succeed, regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or age.
The Neurology Residency Program at Cooper University Hospital is a four-year categorical program offering six resident positions for each year of training, which includes one year of preliminary internal medicine and three years of neurology training. The program reinforces clinical patient care and scholarly pursuits through our most valuable resource—our patients with diverse neurological disorders and backgrounds.
Our state-of-the-art hospital provides training facilities for numerous residency programs and medical fellowships. House officers have primary patient care responsibility, while faculty serve to supervise and teach. This philosophy allows trainees to become self-sufficient and to develop the confidence needed post-training.
A testament to outstanding patient care, Cooper received recognition from The Joint Commission as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. Our integration into a multi-disciplinary, patient-centered Cooper Neurological Institute (CNI) facilitates a team approach to improving patients’ experience and outcomes. This is a very exciting time for our department. Changes in leadership and expansion of faculty with diverse interests will continue to improve the educational opportunities for residents and the care of our patients. Our residency program will provide exposure to innovative patient care such as our tele-neurology service, which will give residents the skills and experience needed in a competitive work force they will encounter post-graduation.
What Makes Cooper a Great Place to Train
- All of our neurology inpatients are cared for by attending faculty neurologists. This ensures close supervision and interaction of attending physicians and house staff and excellent bedside teaching.
- Accessible, full-time faculty dedicated to teaching and patient care.
- Emphasis on ambulatory care and the office practice of neurology. Our residents spend significant time in ambulatory settings, which prepares them for life after residency.
- An excellent, balanced mix of patients. Cooper is the only tertiary care hospital in southern New Jersey, hence receives a large number of tertiary referral patients. There is great diversity of neurological disorders as well as socio-economic status to ensure graduates of our program are enabled to manage any situation.
- On-site biostatisticians and librarians to support research projects.
- Online access to thousands of journals and medical texts, available 24 hours a day.
- A well-equipped conference room.
- Digital radiology accessible from all hospital workstations as well as remotely.
- EPIC electronic medical record system.
- Web-based procedure logging, duty hours documentation, and evaluation.