Neurology Residency Curriculum
In the course of the three years of training, neurology residents will see a full spectrum of neurological disorders, including very rare and unusual disorders. Subsequently residents will develop a rich experience in the diagnosis, treatment and daily management of neurological disease. LVHN is an advanced tertiary care network that has a longstanding tradition of quality team medical education, with a core value of faculty at the center. There is a long track record of medical student teaching, training and education within both the neurology department as well as other departments. The Neurology Residency Program is a three-year program beginning at a PGY2 level under the leadership of program director Megan Leary, MD. Residents will learn from varying neurospecialists about stroke care including telestroke consultation, epilepsy care including Level III monitoring, neuro-critical care in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, neuroradiology, pediatric neurology and interventional neuroradiology services.
A variety of elective rotations provide significant unique educational opportunities for residents. A large outpatient adult neurology practice will be the site for the resident’s weekly continuity clinic as well as the outpatient sub-specialty clinic rotation, where residents will gain a unique understanding of the disease-specific care including coordination of care while rotating through the headache center, the multiple sclerosis center (a National Multiple Sclerosis Society-designated Comprehensive MS Center), movement disorders clinic, the neuromuscular disease center (a designated ALS-certified center), the epilepsy center and the cognitive disease center. There are ample opportunities and resources available to residents to participate in research and quality improvement projects during the three-year program. Residents will be well prepared upon graduation to enter into general neurology practice or to continue forward with subspecialty neurology training.
|July||General Neuro Service||General Neuro Chief||Elective|
|August||Neuro-ophthalmology||Pediatric Neurology||Stroke Chief|
|September||General Neuro Service||General Neuro Chief||Outpatient Spclty Clinic|
|October||Epilepsy Service/EEG||Vacation/Elective||Stroke Chief|
|November||General Neuro Service||General Neuro Chief||Vacation/Neuro Critical Care|
|December||Vacation/Elective||Pediatric Neurology||Stroke Chief|
|January||General Neuro Service||General Neuro Chief||Elective|
|March||General Neuro Service||General Neuro Chief||Elective|
|May||General Neuro Service||General Neuro Chief||Vacation/Neuro Critical Care|
|June||Epilepsy Service/EEG||Pediatric Neurology||Stroke Chief|
*Research and ambulatory are scheduled longitudinally. One half-day per week is reserved for resident continuity clinic.
Call is 1:4 nights in house for PGY2 and PGY3 residents. There is no in-house call during the PGY4 year: PGY4 residents will provide back-up call from home.