Resident Education

Lectures and Didactics

The neurology residency didactic schedule is comprehensive and interactive. Didactics are scheduled on Wednesdays from 12 PM to 2 PM every week and includes core and multidisciplinary lectures.

In addition, Friday mornings from 8:30-9:30 AM are dedicated to Neurology or Child Neurology Grand Rounds and delivered by invited speakers addressing various clinical and basic science topics in neurology and the neurosciences.  Several Morbidity and Mortality conferences are also held in lieu of Grand Rounds throughout the year.

Following Grand Rounds at 9:30 AM is a 30 minute "Resident Report" dedicated towards the presentation and discussion of an interesting neurological case attended by all faculty and trainees. In addition, special lectures dedicated towards managed care such as billing, coding and telemedicine are held.

There are also several other educational programs that are incorporated into Resident Education including: a full 2-day bootcamp for our new PGY-2 residents before starting their training in our program, a very popular procedural skills workshop also provided to PGY-2 by the neurocritical care faculty, a dedicated neuroanatomy lecture series in the late summer and early fall.

Pediatric Neurology Lectures occur every Thursday from 11:30 AM to 1 PM and cover various topics and case presentations.

The current structure of the educational program has evolved based on feedback from current and past residents and is organized by the Residency Educational Committee which is comprised of both faculty and residents. Two educational chief residents, selected from the PGY3 class, organize and plan the didactics with direction from the committee.

In addition, journal clubs and professor rounds (similar to a resident report) will be conducted during some of these sessions with similar themes.

Clinical Neurophysiology Lectures and Review Sessions are held for fellows Friday mornings from 10-12. Residents are invited to attend these lectures.

Preparation for Board Examination

At our residency program we strive to make sure that residents are prepared for their board examination that is taken after they have completed their residency program. Our residents are provided with

  • Access to a Neurology question bank free of charge
  • A shared drive with high quality board review material
  • A special course for PGY-4 residents for 3 months focused on board review

We also maintain access to these materials after residents have graduated until they have passed their board exam.