Curriculum

The neurology residency offers both a longitudinal and a block curriculum, allowing residents to develop an integrated approach to patient care. Every rotation has milestone based goals and objectives for each level of training.

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Elective opportunities

  • Neuromuscular
  • Neuro-radiology
  • Neuro-oncology and pathology
  • Cognitive/behavioral
  • Psychiatry
  • Sleep medicine
  • Headache & pain
  • Neurovascular, interventional, and neuro-sonology
  • Movement disorders
  • Neuroimmunology and infectious disease
  • Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy
  • Neuro-rehab
  • Research
  • International neurology
  • Pediatric neurology
  • Away rotations

Foundations of neuroscience (bootcamp)
The goal of the Foundations of Neuroscience course is to develop a detailed knowledge of neuroanatomy and neuroscience for neurology and neurosurgery residents. Extensive and detailed correlation with clinical syndromes and clinico-radiologic correlation is stressed. Expert-based didactic lectures are held from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. The main audience for the annual Foundations of Neuroscience rotation will be our PGY2s and our PGY4s.

International elective

Every October the neurology faculty take a team of residents to Porte Au’ Prince, Haiti, to provide pediatric and adult neurologic care. This effort is in collaboration with the St. Lukes Foundation and the American Academy of Neurology. Other international electives will be approved on a case by case basis. For example, this year two residents will spend a block in Japan teaching neurology to the local medical school. 

Away rotations

Residents are permitted to schedule away rotations at other institutions on a case-by-case basis.

Didactic curriculum

  • Friday block didactics (noon - 3 p.m.): faculty-given lecture series
  • Wednesday morning grand rounds, journal club, M&M
  • Thursday morning report
  • Epilepsy conference, stroke conference, neuro-oncology conference, aging brain conference
  • Neuro-radiology and neuro-psychiatry conference

Resident presentation requirements

  • Present one departmental grand rounds in PGY4 year
  • Present two journal club articles
  • Involvement in case-based M&M conference
  • Present at case-based neuro-radiology conference and neuro-psychiatry conference