Graduate Medical Education

Curriculum

Neurology
  • The PGY-1 year is focused on developing a solid knowledge base of internal medicine through exposure to a wide variety of patient encounters. PGY-1 will emphasize individual patient care, clinical skills,diagnosis, treatment and management of routine and complex cases. The resident will rotate through Family Practice, General Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Critical Care, ER, and Cardiology. This will provide a mix of both inpatient and outpatient exposure which helps to diversify the first year experience. In addition, our residents will have 2 months of Neurology to begin building a base for neurological history and physical assessment skills and exposure to our department.

  • The PGY-2 year is focused on exposure of the resident to basic and complex neurological cases, to improve Neurological exam and assessment abilities and to be able to manage patients compassionately, efficiently and effectively. This includes management of acute strokes, seizures, disorders of consciousness, acute neuromuscular disease, infections of nervous system and other disorders requiring inpatient care. The resident will attend required educational activities such as morning report/ multidisciplinary conferences, neurology Grand Rounds, M and M conference as well as rotation specific conferences (Epilepsy, Neuromuscular, Neurovascular, Neuroimaging, etc). This PGY-2 year will also have a mix of outpatient subspecialty exposure which helps to spread out the year between inpatient and outpatient exposure. Psychiatry rotation is also included in both the PGY-2 and PGY-3 years.

  • The PGY-3 year is focused on the resident functioning as a consultant, with 3 months of inpatient consultation services at St Luke’s University, and 2 months of pediatric neurology service at Janet Weiss Pediatric Hospital. Residents will complete their Psychiatry rotation requirement in this PGY-3 year. There is 6 months of subspecialty rotations encompassing Neuromuscular, Neurophysiology, Cognitive, MS, Movement disorders and Epilepsy exposure. Residents also will have one elective block as well during this year.

  • The PGY-4 year is focused on residents functioning as chief residents with clinical, administrative, and teaching responsibilities. This year also includes Critical Care rotation, completion of Pediatric Neurology requirements, Senior track electives, Neuroradiology rotation, Research time, and Neuro Ophthalmology rotation at Wills Eye Hospital. 3 months of elective time is built into the curriculum for the resident to pursue subspecialty and basic science interests.