Didactics and Professor Rounds
The Department of Neurology is devoted to resident education. Daily, weekly, and monthly recurring educational conferences are abundant and provide residents the opportunity to participate in didactic and interactive learning sessions. The major conference time for residents is a 3 hour weekly session that occurs each Wednesday afternoon on the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Our weekly didactic blocks include:
Emergencies in Neurology
Epilepsy and EEG
Inflammatory and Demyelinating Disorders
Neuromuscular and EMG
The idea of a concentrated weekly conference was brought forth and developed by the residents several years ago and the tradition has continued. The format has continued to grow and develop into a curriculum-based conference with clinical and basic science didactics, case presentations (“morning report” style) to faculty, and newly developed, interactive and resident-run sessions including in training exam reviews and clinical care conferences.
Neurology Grand Rounds
Each Wednesday, we hold our Neurology Grand Rounds. The lecture series is held at the University of Colorado Hospital over the noon hour. (Don’t worry, we provide lunch for those who come.) It is also broadcast to the VA Medical Center in Denver for residents and faculty so they do not miss out.
Each week is different. We maintain a diverse curriculum from guest lecturers to faculty and resident joint lectures to the latest research findings by our faculty.
Our faculty and residents come together in a social setting once a month to discuss difficult or interesting cases. The location of the journal club may change from month to month. Each resident is able to present a case each year with another resident and faculty member. These meetings are less formal and residents are able to relax and socialize with one another afterward.