Population Served and Facilities
The vast majority of our neuropsychology referrals come directly from the cadre of neurology specialists we work alongside: behavioral neurology, epileptology, movement disorders neurology, neuroimmunology, neuromuscular neurology, and general neurology.
Other regular referral sources include primary care and geriatric medicine. As such, we primarily work with: Alzheimer disease, vascular cognitive impairment, other neurodegenerative disease (e.g., frontotemporal dementia, Lewy Bodies), epilepsy, Parkinson disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis,
Given that we are the largest civilian academic medical center in South Texas and partner with the county health system, we see a highly diverse patient demographic.
The NIMHD-recognized disparity groups we work with include: ethnoracial and linguistic minorities (most predominantly Latinx and Spanish-speaking individuals), individuals of low socioeconomic status, and individuals from rural regions. We have one English/Spanish bilingual neuropsychologist, 2 bilingual psychometrists, and fellows fluent in Spanish can have the opportunity to conduct Spanish language neuropsychological evaluations. On occasion, there may be opportunity to work with patients fluent in other languages (i.e. Farsi, Cantonese), alongside interpreters.
Medical Arts and Research Center
Our Campus and Facilities
We are the largest civilian academic medical center in South Texas.
Our fellowship program is located in the center of the city’s South Texas Medical Center area where fellows will primarily work alongside neurologists in an outpatient setting.
The majority of time is spent with Neurology and Biggs Institute patients seen at the Medical Arts & Research Center (MARC) in a joint clinical space on the 8th floor. The MARC is located within the Greehey Campus of UT Health San Antonio.
Also within the Greehey Campus is the McDermott Building, which houses many Biggs Institute offices and research faculty. Most didactics will also be held at the MARC and McDermott buildings.
Some didactic and clinical experiences (e.g., epilepsy surgery conference) are held in the Academic Learning & Teaching Center (ALTC), which is located at the university’s Long Campus.
The Long Campus is about a 5 minute drive or 18 minute walk from our Greehey Campus. Adjacent to the Long Campus is University Health, which houses several clinical experiences (e.g., epilepsy monitoring unit, Wadas, multidisciplinary Parkinson’s clinic) and is UT Health San Antonio’s primary teaching hospital.
Additional didactic and training experiences are held with neuropsychology trainees and staff at UT Austin’s Dell Medical School, via a remote weekly conference.
Intermittent trainings are held with trainees and staff at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital (part of the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System). The VA is connected to UHS via a sky bridge. Computers and devices for clinical care are available in every room at the MARC and there is a reserved workroom with several computers and scoring software. Clinic space is reserved depending on scheduled patients.
The library is located on the Long Campus and offers trainees access to many resources remotely.