Neurology Residency Program

Overview & Schedule


Residents will spend the majority of their first year in Internal Medicine.  Eight months will be spent on IM rotations, with four months in Neurology.  The last month in Neurology will be an emergency neurology rotation that provides a unique educational opportunity designed to prepare our residents for night call in their PGY2 year.  The rotation includes one entire week of independent learning, personalized didactics, and an immersive high-fidelity simulation curriculum at our state-of-the-art simulation center.  The remainder of the rotation includes one week each of Neurocritical Care, Neurointervention, and Neurosurgery.


During the second year of Neurology residency the focus is on the management of the inpatient service.  Residents spend 6 months caring for patients admitted for neurological problems, learning to perform a thorough history and neurological exam with an emphasis on localization, differential diagnosis, evaluation and treatment.  PGY-2 year also includes rotations in Neuro-rehabilitation, Stroke and 2 months in the outpatient clinic.


The third year of neurology training allows the resident to assume greater responsibility in the emergency room, outpatient clinics and inpatient wards.  The resident acts as senior resident on the inpatient service for 1 month during the second half of the year. There is a one month electroencephalography rotation during which the resident learns to perform and interpret electroencephalograms (EEG).  There is also one month each in Sleep Medicine and a EMG and Neuropathology rotation.  In addition to two months of outpatient clinic, the resident may choose one elective rotation. 


In the final year, the Neurology resident receives progressively more responsibility in the capacity of senior resident.  The senior resident oversees inpatient care, teaching the residents and medical students.  A three month rotation in pediatric neurology allows the resident to gain new skills and knowledge in problems unique to this population, as well as review principles of pediatric EEG.  Senior residents spend two months in general and sub-specialty clinics and have the opportunity to do two electives. 

Typical Schedule:

Elective - 1 month
Rehab - 1 month
Inpatient - 2 months
Outpatient - 2 months
Consult - 2 months
Stroke - 2 months
Night Float - 1 month
Day Float - 1 month

EEG - 1 month
EMG - 1 month
Sleep - 1 month
Elective - 1 month
Inpatient - 1 month
Consult - 2 months
Stroke - 2 months
Outpatient - 2 months
Night Float - 1 month

Neuro Peds - 3 months
Psychiatry - 1 month
Electives - 2 months
Inpatient - 2 months
Consult - 1 month
Outpatient - 2.5 months
Night Float - 2 weeks

Night Float Schedule

PGY2 and PGY3 residents have one month of night float which is broken into two blocks of two weeks each.
PGY4 residents have 2 weeks of night float.

Curriculum (PDF)

Last Updated: 6/27/22