Adult Neurology Residency

Adult Neurology Residency

Ward Senior

Introduction and Goals

During the first few weeks of residency, it is crucial for junior residents to have close supervision not only from their faculty, but also from senior-level residents who can explain in detail how to work within our institution and begin the process of becoming an independent physician. The goal of this rotation for senior residents is not only to provide this supervision and education, but for themselves to become proficient in the important aspects of supervisory practice.

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 . . .
1Function as an attending physician would, staffing cases presented by the students and junior residentsPC1, PC2, PC3, PC5, PC6, PC8, PC12, MK1, MK2
2Teach the junior residents how to perform lumbar punctures and interpret neuroimaging, EEG, and EMG studiesMK2
3Teach the junior residents how to incorporate evidence-based medicine, cost-effectiveness, and patient safety considerations into their care plansSP1, SP3, SP4
4Model for the junior residents the qualities of professionalism, communication skill, and an ethical approach to patient carePR1, PR2, IC1, IC2, IC3, IC4


 The ward senior keeps essentially the same schedule as the stroke and general neurology residents whom he/she is mentoring. Please see those rotation descriptions for further details.

Work Hours

As above, the ward senior will have work hours that substantially overlap that of the resident he or she is supervising.


Latest revision: 06-30-2021