Graduate Medical Education at Shepherd Center
Advancing Care and Innovation through Specialized Residency and Fellowship Programs
At Shepherd Center, teaching and learning are central to our mission, vision, and strategic direction. By tapping into our state-of-the-art medical care, we foster a stimulating clinical learning environment, empowering our residents and fellows to deliver highly specialized, comprehensive, and compassionate care to adult and adolescent populations with neurological conditions.
The result is an innovative graduate medical educational experience designed to maximize career potential and fulfill personal and professional goals in a supportive, diverse, and collegiate environment. Learn more about Shepherd Center's fellowship and residency programs, including what it's like to live and train in Atlanta, Georgia.
Our Residency Programs
Neurologic Physical Therapy
This 13-month neurology residency provides advanced, intensive clinical training in the management of adults with neurologic disorders.
This 12-month PGY1 residency prepares pharmacists to deliver medication-related care in a variety of clinical settings.
Our Fellowship Programs
Brain Injury Medicine
This 12-month clinical fellowship offers specialized training in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of traumatic brain injuries.
This 24-month postdoc fellowship specializes in assessing patients in the acute and chronic phases of their neurologic recovery.
This 24-month postdoc fellowship specializes in assessing psychological issues in patients and families that may affect rehabilitation progress.
This 13-month clinical fellowship offers the evaluation and treatment of speech impairments in catastrophically injured adults and adolescents.
Spinal Cord Injury
This 12-month clinical fellowship offers specialized training in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and management of traumatic spinal cord injuries.
Why Train at Shepherd Center
Clinical Training at Shepherd Center
Shepherd Center is a private, not-for-profit hospital based in Atlanta, Georgia specializing in the medical treatment of spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neuromuscular disorders. Residents and fellows in Shepherd's graduate medical education programs are immersed in a dynamic healthcare environment, working alongside experienced clinicians who are dedicated to helping patients rebuild their lives with hope, independence, and dignity.
Innovative Care in Atlanta
Shepherd Center sits five miles north of downtown Atlanta in the Buckhead community. With a population of approximately 5.9 million, the Atlanta metropolitan area manages to be urban while retaining southern charm and hospitality. The city offers numerous entertainment and cultural attractions, boasting many sports teams, museums, professional theater, a symphony, and ballet. Atlanta is also the location of at least three medical schools and 12 colleges and universities.