FAU secures neurology residency program

The school has been approved to launch a neurology training program, led by FAU faculty neurologist and director of the residency program Dr. Daniel Kantor.


Dr. Daniel Kantor stands outside of the College of Medicine building. Joshua Giron | Photo Editor

Mackenzie Guiry, Contributing Writer

Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is set to expand a new neurological training program starting in July, according to Newswise.


It will become the fifth residency program in the College of Medicine department.


Led by FAU neurologist Dr. Daniel Kantor, the college of medicine residency program currently offers internal medicine, general surgery, and emergency medicine programs.

“The goal of the neurology program is to train excellent clinical neurologists, harnessing FAU’s excellence in basic neuroscience and research,” Kantor said.


The program will allow residents to participate in exercises such as ‘patient adoption,’ where students can study patients living with neurological disabilities one-on-one.


The four-year neurology program allows for three positions each year for a total of 12 positions. Residents for the inaugural class will be accepted starting in March.


As the U.S. faces a nation-wide physician shortage as the population ages, neurological specialists will be most in demand, says Newswire.


“They should expect to gain really well trained neurologists in the 21st century with backing of FAU’s research infrastructure,” Kantor said. “It’s going to be a shining star among FAU’s other stars.”


Mackenzie Guiry is a contributing writer with the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected]