Save The Neurology Residency Program at Howard University Hospital
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Howard University's neurology residency program fills a niche unlike any other institution of its kind. As the only Historical Black College and University (HBCU) neurology program in the country it not only empowers minority medical students and residents to overcome historical racial barriers and achieve their dreams of becoming physicians, but it provides unparalleled culturally sensitive training that is vital to the health of minority communities across the globe. Its existence signifies a legacy of unmatched community involvement, highly respected medical training, and deeply rooted compassionate service.
Eighty percent of the residency's graduates are Board Certified in Neurology, and can be found practicing throughout the United States, as well as internationally. As the program has grown over the years it continues to receive accreditation during each renewal cycle with minimal citations; a credit to the dedicated faculty and staff.
Losing this neurology program will, undoubtedly, greatly limit access to the stroke treatment and preventive services provided to HUH's high risk stroke population.The school's medical students will lose the benefit of training alongside neurology staff and residents, and as such a vitally important part of any medical establishment is systematically dismantled, so will be Howard University's appeal to potential students, residents, physicians, employees, and patients.
Please consider the consequences of destroying a premier HBCU program that no amount of money will be able to replace once gone. We, your alumni and proud Howard University supporters, ask the Board of Trustees what we can do to save this program.