Adult Neurology Residency

Adult Neurology Residency


Introduction and Goals

It is important that neurology residents become proficient in the interpretation of radiographic studies; the goal of this rotation is to facilitate the development of this crucial skill. Residents will attend the neuroradiology boot camp held each fall, as well as the monthly neuroradiology conference. Residents can also gain additional experience in neuroradiology by taking an elective rotation. While not required, it is highly recommended that all residents take this rotation, which is typically done in the PGY-3 or PGY-4 year.

From the neuroradiology section leadership (emphasis added): “The neuroradiology section welcomes visitors from different specialties and levels of training.  If you are interested in rotating through our reading room, please contact our section coordinator Maggi Schrader (

Important information to have for scheduling purposes include the dates and times that you would like to be in the reading room (i.e. what month, what days, etc) as well as specific interests that may help us better tailor your experience (i.e. head and neck, procedures).

It is the expectation that each person who rotates through for longer than 2 weeks will be responsible for delivering a presentation (topic to be decided in conjunction with neuroradiology staff) to the residents, fellows and attending neuroradiologists.  Additionally, the section will supply your attendance record to your program coordinator at the end of your time with a composite evaluation.” 

Objectives and Evaluation Matrix

As with all of the neurology rotations, the specific objectives are reflected in the entrustable professional activities and individual milestones listed below. These form the basis for the end-of-rotation evaluation. (Please see the section End-of-Rotation Evaluations above for the list of milestone abbreviations).

Rotation Objectives
Upon completion of the curriculum, residents will . . .
1Explain the basic physics of CT and MRIPC8, MK2
2Demonstrate a methodical approach to image interpretationPC8, MK1, MK2
3Exclude on emergent studies the presence of hemorrhage, mass effect, and other findings with immediate therapeutic implicationsPC6, PC8, M1, MK2
4Discuss the role of imaging in patient care and the importance of interaction between bedside clinician and radiologistMK2, SP3, SP4, PR1, IC3, IC4
5Describe the components of a proper radiographic reportIC3, IC4
6Describe the costs and other resource allocation issues regarding neuroimagingSP4


Each resident will attend daily read-out sessions; residents should report to the reading room by 8:30 AM to participate in overnight call case readout. Additional readout sessions and procedures are scheduled throughout the day. At the beginning of the rotation, please notify the reading room of schedule conflicts (e.g., neurology conferences).

Residents will attend the neuroradiology conferences listed below, except as they conflict with their own neurology conferences. Residents will participate in the neurology resident call schedule; there is no additional call in this elective.

Neuroradiology Conference Schedule:


  • Brain cutting 1PM
  • Multidisciplinary spine conference / Neurosurgery tumor board 4PM (alternating weeks)


  • Spine tumor board 11 AM (2nd Tuesday of the month)


  • Head and Neck Tumor Board 6:45 AM
  • Clinical Neuroscience Conference 7:30 AM (2nd Wednesday of the month)
  • Peds Tumor Board 1PM


  • Fellows conference 7:30 AM. The neurology resident will be expected to present a case at the last Fellows’ conference of the rotation. Please make sure to consider possible topics and discuss such with the reading room staff at the beginning of the rotation.
  • Epilepsy Conference 12:00 PM

Work Hours

The estimated average number of work hours per week is 50-60. There are no call responsibilities required during this rotation.


Suggested References

Grossman, R. I., & Yousem, D. M. (2010). Neuroradiology. Philadelphia, Pa.: Mosby Elsevier.

Latchaw, R. E., Kucharczyk, J., & Moseley, M. E. (2005). Imaging of the nervous system : diagnostic and therapeutic applications. Philadelphia, Pa.: Mosby.

Morris, P. (2013). Practical neuroangiography. Philadelphia [etc.]: Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott Wiiliams & Wilkins.


Latest revision: 05-14-2021