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UMass Chan Neurology Residency Program's dedicated Neurohumanities curriculum, created by Dr. Rapheal Carandang, focuses on the following objectives: 

  • re-emphasizing the humanistic aspects of medical practice
  • the importance and influence of perspectives, behaviors, and feelings related to the practice of neurology
  • self-awareness and the impact of our perspectives on others 
  • exploring the intersection of art and neurology medicine 
  • how neurology positively impacts the world

Each month residents and faculty gather to discuss topics such as mindful medical practice, neurology and literature, burnout prevention, communication skills on how to deliver bad news/feedback/conflict resolution, neurology and art, the symphony of the brain, and numerous other sessions led by outside guests and our own neurology faculty. 

UMass Memorial is a cornerstone for medical care throughout central and western New England, a level I trauma center with 781 beds and more than 140,000 annual ED visits, the home of the LifeFlight emergency helicopter service and the hub for an established telestroke program that brings neurovascular expertise into community hospitalsThere are more than 800 patients admitted to the UMass Stroke Service annuallyThe dedicated NeuroICU located at the University Campus Lakeside Pavilion has 16 beds and a burn unitThe 24-bed Neurology Floor features a 4-bed step-down unitUMass Memorial is a certified Primary Stroke Center and has repeatedly been recognized with the highest honor for stroke care by the American Heart Association. 

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