Adult Neurology Residency

Adult Neurology Residency

PGY-1 Subspecialty Clinics

Introduction and Goals

During the PGY-1 year, neurology residents will complete one month of inpatient neurology and one month of outpatient. The goal of the outpatient month is to familiarize the resident with our outpatient clinics, provide the resident an introduction to the varied aspects of the field of neurology, and allow for the initial development of basic neurological skills.

Objectives and Evaluation Matrix

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

Subspecialty Clinics Rotation Objectives
Upon completion of the curriculum, residents will . . .
#DescriptionMilestones
1Evaluate undifferentiated neurological patients, formulate their cases, and propose appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic plansPC1, PC2, PC3, PC4, MK1, MK2
2Evaluate and manage patients with uncomplicated headache disorders, such as migrainePC1, PC2, PC3, PC4, MK1, MK2
3Evaluate and manage patients with uncomplicated movement disorders, such as Parkinson’s diseasePC1, PC2, PC3, PC4, MK1, MK2
4Evaluate and manage patients with a first seizure or uncomplicated epilepsyPC1, PC2, PC3, PC4, MK1, MK2
5Evaluate and manage patients with uncomplicated MSPC1, PC2, PC3, PC4, PC8, MK1, MK2
6Evaluate and manage patients with uncomplicated neuromuscular conditions, such as lumbar radiculopathyPC1, PC2, PC3, PC4, MK1, MK2
7Describe the indications for, and the basic principles of, NCS and EMGPC10
8Clearly document and place orders in Health Link, and follow up on the results of tests as appropriateIC4
Milestones
Please grade the resident on any of the following milestones you were able to evaluate during this rotation:
SP4

Schedule

This rotation consists of four weeks of rotating clinics. The clinics are a mixture of general neurology and subspecialties, with two academic half-days built into each week to allow the residents to read about their patients’ conditions and/or engage in any other academic work.

Below is an example schedule, subject to change depending on attending availability. An individualized schedule for the rotation will be emailed to the resident before the beginning of each rotation.

 MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Week 1AMHeadacheMovementAcademicMSNeuromuscular
Dr. SeegerDr. ShannonDr. FrostDr. Frost
PMGeneralMovementStrokeAcademic
Dr. BeinlichDr. ShannonStroke AttendingContinuity Clinic
Week 2AMNeuromuscularMovementAcademicEpilepsyMS
Dr. WaclawikDr. ManginDr. JosiahDr. Gardon
PMStrokeMovementGeneralAcademic
Stroke AttendingDr. ManginDr. StanekContinuity Clinic
Week 3AMHeadacheMovementAcademicMSNeuromuscular
Dr. SeegerDr. ShannonDr. FrostDr. Frost
PMGeneralMovementStrokeAcademic
Dr. BeinlichDr. ShannonStroke AttendingContinuity Clinic
Week 4AMNeuromuscularMovementAcademicEpilepsyMS
Dr. WaclawikDr. ManginDr. JosiahDr. Gardon
PMStrokeMovementGeneralAcademic
Stroke AttendingDr. ManginDr. StanekContinuity Clinic

 

Suggested References

  • Daroff, R. B., & Bradley, W. G. (2012). Bradley’s neurology in clinical practice. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier/Saunders.
  • Brazis, P. W., Masdeu, J. C., & Biller, J. (2007). Localization in clinical neurology. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Patten, J. (1996). Neurological differential diagnosis. London; New York: Springer.
  • Victor  1920-2001, M., Ropper, A. H., & Adams  1911-2008, R. D. (Raymond D. (n.d.). Principles of neurology. New York: McGraw-Hill, Health Professions Division.
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