Neurology Conferences and Didactics
Conferences are provided daily. They are offered in a lecture or case discussion setting. During the first year of residency, the residents will follow the Internal Medicine Conference and Didactic Schedule. Neurology Residents in their PGY 2-4, will attend the Neurology Conference and Didactic Schedule.
Residency Boot Camp
At the end of June, PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents participated in a neurology boot camp. This was designed to bridge the gap between medical school/internship and neurology residency. The active learning modules included the following: neuroanatomy lab, normal neurological examination, coma/brain death simulation, stroke simulation, lumbar puncture simulation, seizure case presentation, and OSCE. During each module, residents were observed performing different vital tasks and given feedback. They were also given practical information, including hospital protocols for managing acute stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage, and status epilepticus. Upper level residents showed them how to enter notes and orders in the electronic medical record.
Residents learned to perform a lumbar puncture on a mannequin during Boot Camp.
Professor Ferdinand Gomez, guest faculty, gave an interactive neuro-anatomy session during Boot Camp.
During boot camp, interns practiced performing a neurologic examination under faculty supervision.