The PGY-1 year is focused on the individual patient encounter. Residents interview and examine patients in a wide variety of clinical settings, define each patient's clinical problems and health care needs, and develop plans for diagnosis and management. Each of these encounters is mentored by at least one faculty member and by a PGY-2 or PGY-3 Internal Medicine resident as well.
PGY-1 Curriculum Page
During their second year of the Neurology Residency Program, the resident is exposed to an unusually wide spectrum of neurological disorders on the inpatient services, including those that are acute and chronic, and common and rare. First-year residents spend three months at Strong Memorial Hospital on the inpatient neurology service, two months at Highland Hospital and one month each on the Strong Memorial Hospital Epilepsy Service, the Neuroscience ICU and on the ambulatory subspecialty rotation. A four-week elective block rounds out the second year.
PGY-2 Curriculum Page
During the third year of the neurology residency program, the resident functions as a consultant, spending five months total on the general neurology and stroke consultation services and three months on the pediatric neurology service. A one-month ambulatory subspecialty rotation and a four-week elective block round out the second year.
PGY-3 Curriculum Page
All fourth year neurology residents function as chief residents, with clinical, administrative and teaching responsibilities. Ten weeks is spent serving as a PBL tutor and laboratory instructor in the second-year medical student Mind, Brain and Behavior course. Three months of elective time are available to pursue subspecialty and basic science interests. The remainder of the year includes rotations in advanced neurophysiology (EEG), EMG, and psychiatry.
PGY-4 Curriculum Page
Neurology Resident Block Schedule