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Third Year of the Neurology Residency Program (PGY-3)

Strong Memorial Hospital General Neurology Service

  • The General Neurology Consultation Service provides neurological consultations throughout Strong Memorial Hospital, most commonly in the emergency department and intensive care units, as well as the internal medicine, psychiatry, and surgical services. A wide range of acute and chronic neurological disorders are seen on this rotation
  • The general neurology consultation team consists of the third-year neurology resident, an internal medicine intern, two medical students, and a full-time neurology faculty member.
  • Approximately seven new consultations are requested daily.

Strong Memorial Hospital Acute Stroke Service

  • The Acute Stroke Service provides consultations to all patients with cerebrovascular disorders throughout SMH, including the emergency department, the medical and surgical intensive care units, and the general medical and surgical services.  This service responds to all “Stroke Alerts” that are called throughout the hospital.
  • The stroke team consists of the third-year neurology resident, a PM&R resident, two medical students, and the designated stroke attending.
  • Approximately five new consultations are requested daily.

Pediatric Neurology Service

  • The Pediatric Neurology Service covers 148 pediatric beds, 12 pediatric intensive care beds, and 52 neonatal intensive care unit bassinets.  Children with a wide variety of neurological disorders are evaluated and treated in both inpatient and outpatient clinic settings.
  • There are approximately 40 consultations requested each month  and 50 outpatient visits weekly

Subspecialty Ambulatory Rotation

  • The third-year neurology resident spends 4 weeks in the ambulatory subspecialty clinics.  Rotation through these clinics provides the resident with a unique opportunity to see large numbers of patients with common as well as unusual neurologic diagnoses.
  • Full-time neurology faculty, who are often internationally recognized authorities in their fields of interest, staff the clinics.
  • Two of these weeks are devoted to the subspecialties of epilepsy and neuro-oncology, and two additional weeks are devoted to stroke and behavioral neurology.
  • Many patients admitted to the neurology inpatient service come from these specialty clinics.

Neurocritical Care Rotation

  • The third-year neurology resident spends 4 weeks in the neuromedicine ICU.  Please see the description above for details of this rotation.


  • The third-year neurology resident has four weeks of additional elective time in the PGY-3 year.  Please see the description above for a listing of available electives.