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Education and Teaching

Educational Activities

The Department of Neurology schedules a wide range of educational conferences. In addition to these departmental conferences, a large number of conferences concerning the neurosciences takes place within the University of Rochester Medical Center. These include conferences in the Departments of Medicine, Neuroscience, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Pharmacology, Genetics, and others. Major Neurology Department teaching conferences include the following:

Conferences and Rounds

  • Morning Report
  • Clinical Neurology Conferences
  • Functional Neuroimaging Conferences
  • Pediatric Neurology Conferences
  • Epilepsy Conferences
  • Neuroradiology Conferences
  • Neurology Grand Rounds
  • Professor Rounds
  • Brain Cutting
  • Journal Club
  • Weekly Resident Business Meeting

Conference Schedule

Monday

Time Title

 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Morning Report

 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Attending Rounds

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Neurology Clinical Conference

 

Tuesday

Time Title

 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Morning Report

 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Attending Rounds

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Functional Neuroimaging Conference

 

Wednesday

Time Title

 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.

Morning Report

 9:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Attending Rounds

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

EEG Conference

 

Thursday

Time Title

 7:30 –   8:00 a.m.

Neuroradiology Conference

 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Attending Rounds

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Professor Rounds

12:00 –  1:00 p.m.

Neurology Clinical Conference

 

Friday

Time Title

 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Neurology Grand Rounds

 10:00 – 10:30 p.m.

Resident Case Presentation

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Resident Lunch and Business Meeting

Teaching Opportunities

The University of Rochester Department of Neurology is nationally recognized for its innovative medical student curriculum in the neural sciences and in clinical neurology. Neurology residents participate extensively in medical student teaching in both the pre-clinical and clinical strands of the curriculum. Residents also receive training in teaching and evaluating students.

The University of Rochester Medical School implemented a new problem-based curriculum in August 1999. The first-year Neural Science course and the second-year Neuropathology course have been combined with neuropharmacology, psychopathology, and psychopharmacology into a new ten-week problem-based-learning course in the second year titled "Mind, Brain and Behavior." All neurology PGY-4s serve as laboratory and small group instructors in this course and attend all lectures and laboratory sessions. Their participation in this course augments their basic neuroscience knowledge, as well as their teaching skills.

All neurology residents are responsible for teaching the fundamentals of neurology to medical students, neurosurgery residents, anesthesiology residents, and internal medicine residents rotating on the various neurology inpatient and outpatient services. The fundamentals that are taught include the neurological examination, the diagnostic approach to neurological problems, and the care of neurological illnesses.

Additionally, all neurology residents present patients at morning report, Grand Rounds, attending rounds, and conferences.