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Curriculum

  • Neurology - Curriculum

    The Einstein Medical Center Neurology Residency Program is structured to ensure that each resident has the opportunity to acquire the knowledge, clinical skills, interpersonal skills, professional attitudes and behaviors, and experience required to become an outstanding neurologist.  The neurology residency program provides a comprehensive core curriculum in neurology.  This is accomplished through supervised daily patient care activities as well as high-quality didactic educational experiences.

    For each required and elective rotation, our written curriculum defines the educational purpose, training objectives, principal teaching methods, educational content, educational methods, and evaluation methods. A sample block rotation schedule of the three year training experience within neurology can be viewed under clinical rotations.

    The didactic curriculum is a three-year cycle of lectures with the first year focused on neuroanatomy, the second year on neurophysiology and the third year on neurochemistry and neuropharmacology.  Neurodevelopment also is included.
     
    Neurology Grand Rounds or Neuroradiology conferences occur every Friday morning.  These Friday sessions are mandatory for all residents and faculty.  Each second and third year resident will be expected to present one in-depth discussion at Grand Rounds each year.
     
    Noon conferences are held daily consisting of clinical case discussions using the AAN Continuum, Journal Club, and electrophysiology, ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology, psychiatry or basic science lectures.
     
    Residents will be required to submit at least one manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal during their second or third year of neurology residency.  Residents are encouraged to participate in an ongoing research project or to generate their own plan and project.  Residents are also encouraged to participate in ongoing multi-center trials for patient recruitment and assessment when feasible.

    Example Rotation Schedule

     PGY-2PGY-3PGY-4
    JulyAdult Inpt. NeuroAdult Inpt. NeuroICU
    AugustAdult Inpt. ConsultsInpatient Pediatric Neuro SCHC*Night Float/Vacation
    SeptemberNight Float/VacationOutpt Pediatric Neuro SCHC*Adult Inpt. Consults
    OctoberAdult Inpt. NeuroNeuro-pathologyICU
    NovemberAdult Inpt. ConsultsNeuro-muscular and EMGPsychiatry
    DecemberElectiveNeuro-muscular and EMGEpilepsy and EEG
    JanuaryAdult Inpt. NeuroNight Float/VacationNight Float/Vacation
    FebruaryAdult Inpt. ConsultsEpilepsy and EEGNeurorad/Neuropath
    MarchICUNight Float/VacationElective
    AprilNight Float/VacationElectiveInpatient Pediatric Neuro SCHC*
    MayMulti-Specialty ClinicICUNeurology Attending
    JuneNight Float/VacationElectiveElective
    *St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

    PGY 2:  Adult Continuity Clinic for ½ day per week for 46 weeks
    PGY 3:  Adult Continuity Clinic for ½ day per week for 46 weeks
    PGY 4:  Adult Continuity Clinic for ½ day per week for 46 weeks