Our resident schedule is based on a 4-week block system. This allows for 13 blocks in a calendar year. Neurology residents are split between inpatient and outpatient services. Overnight coverage of the inpatient service is handled using a night float system. The residency program includes a generous amount of elective time, totaling roughly 12 blocks over three years. Residents have a great degree of discretion over the use of their elective time, allowing them to tailor the program to their individual needs.

Students preparing for a lecture and social distancing

Sample Schedule

PGY2: Residents generally spend 2 blocks each on the General Neurology, Stroke Neurology, and VA services. An additional block is spent in the NSICU and on the Pediatric Neurology Consult Service. All PGY2 residents complete a block of EEG training. The remainder of the year includes roughly 6 weeks of night float and 3 blocks of outpatient elective time.

PGY3/4: During the 3rd and 4th years, residents spend approximately one block each on the General Neurology, Stroke Neurology, VA Neurology, Consult Service, and Pediatric Neurology Rotations. An additional block is spent on Wellness and Education, where residents are tasked with medical student education, spending time on their own well being and provides jeopardy (back-up call) coverage. The remaining 6 blocks are split between nightfloat and outpatient elective time. PGY3 Residents complete approximately 6 weeks of nightfloat leaving 5.5 blocks of electives, while PGY4 residents complete 2 weeks of nightfloat with 6.5 blocks of elective. Senior residents also spend one block on our Wellness and Education rotation, which allows our residents to focus on their own wellness and academic interests, as well as medical student education.

Elective Rotations

  • Behavioral Neurology and Dementia
  • EEG and evoked potentials
  • EMG and nerve conduction velocity studies
  • Epilepsy
  • Intraoperative Monitoring 
  • Headache
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuro-endovascular Surgery
  • Neuromuscular
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Neuro-otology
  • Neuropathology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neuroscience ICU
  • Procedures
  • Psychiatry
  • Research
  • Sleep medicine
  • Tele-neurology
  • Transcranial Doppler

Educational Activities

Numerous lectures and conferences are presented each week. The main resident educational conference is a daily noon conference where specific disease related topics are discussed by faculty. In addition we have a twice a week morning report (case conference), weekly grand rounds, and Professor’s rounds every other week. Professor’s rounds entail a senior faculty member examining a patient on one of the inpatient teams and having a case discussion. Finally, there are subspecialty division conferences (i.e., Stroke, Behavioral Neurology) offered throughout the month. Additional information on educational activities can be found in our Educational Conferences section.