Morning Report is a daily clinical conference discussing admissions and consults of the previous night. This conference takes place every morning and is directed by the Chairperson and other faculty members. The conference discusses medical, social and pathophysiological aspects of admitted patients. Attendance is required by all residents, medical students and rotating house staff from other departments.
Grand Rounds is a weekly clinical conference that takes place every Friday in conjunction with the Department of Neurosurgery and basic neurosciences. There is a second hour of didactics which varies between a Triple "N" (Neurology/Neurosurgery/Neuroradiology) Conference, Morbidity and Mortality and a subspecialty case conference.
Noon conferences occur daily with organized discussions of subspecialty neurology including stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, etc. These conferences are presented to the residents and medical students by the respective experts on these topics. Other multidisciplinary conferences including Tumor Board, Epilepsy Surgery Conference, and Neuro-Immunology Case Conference occur on a weekly basis. The conferences are scheduled by the chief residents, the Residency Program Director and the Chairperson of Neurology.
The department participates and organizes continuing neurological education programs for community physicians and neurologists.
Finally, and most importantly, bedside clinical teaching to house staff and medical students takes place on a daily basis by Department of Neurology faculty.
Simulation Based Education
Our neurology residents participate in multiple simulation based workshops at the William Maul Measey Institute for Clinical Simulation and Patient Safety. Incoming PGY2 residents participate in the “Neuroemergencies Bootcamp,” where they learn how to manage neuroemergencies under the guidance of our neurocritical care faculty.
Junior neurology residents (PGY2 and PGY3) participate in a lumbar puncture workshop. The learners practice positioning and landmark palpation on standardized patients, and then complete the procedure using a simulated model.
We have also partnered with Gift of Life to offer education for senior residents on the communication of brain death. During this simulation the residents have opportunities to practice discussing the diagnosis of brain death, with a simulated family member, and then undergo debriefing.