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Neurology Residency Program

General Overview of the Residency Training Program


                                                                          

 
 
 
Schedules:  
We are on a 13 four week block schedule. Each block is 28 days total.
 
 
PGY-2 Schedule:
UCH Neurology inpatient service and consultation service (5 Blocks total)
   - General Neurology with 5 nights of night float call per block(1-2 Blocks)
   - Stroke with 5 nights of night float call per block (1-2 Blocks)
   - Float with 4 nights of 18 hour call per block (1-2 Blocks)
 
DHMC consultation service and outpatient clinics with Q5 24 hour call per block (4 Blocks)
 
VAMC inpatient service, consultation service and outpatient clinics with no call (2 Blocks)
 
Subspecialty Outpatient clinics at UCH with no call (1 Block)
 
EMU with no call (1 Block)
 
 
PGY-3 Schedule:
UCH Neurology inpatient service and consultation service (3 Blocks total)
   - General Neurology with 5 nights of night float call per block (1 Block)
   - Stroke with 5 nights of night float call per block (1 Block)
   - Float with 4 nights of 18 hour call per block (1 Block)
 
DHMC consultation service and outpatient clinics with Q5 24 hour call per block (2 Block)
 
VAMC inpatient service, consultation service and outpatient clinics with no call (1 Block)
 
CHCO inpatient service, consultation service and outpatient clinics with two weeks of night home call for one block only (3 Blocks)
 
Subspecialty Outpatient clinics at VAMC with no call (1 Block)
 
Electives with no call (3 blocks)
 
*8 blocks with no call
 
 PGY-4 Schedule:
UCH Neurology inpatient service and consultation service (3 Blocks total)
   - General Neurology with 5 nights of night float call per block(1-2 Blocks)
   - Stroke with 5 nights of night float call per block (1-2 Blocks)
 
DHMC consultation service and outpatient clinics with Q5 24 hour call per block (1 Block)
 
VAMC inpatient service, consultation service and outpatient clinics with no call (1 Block)
 
Subspecialty Outpatient clinics at VAMC with no call (2 Blocks)
 
Psychiatry with no call (1 Block)
 
EMU with no call (1 Block)
 
Electives with no call (4 Blocks)
 
*9 blocks with no call
 


Electives:

EEG/EMU
EMG
Epilepsy
Medical Educators Elective
Movement Disorders
Multiple Sclerosis
Neurobehavior
Neuromuscular
Neuro-oncology
Neuro-ophthalmology
Neuroradiology
Neuropathology
Neurointensive Care
Subspecialty Clinics
Vascular Neurology

 
Research and other approved electives can be designed by the resident with Program Director approval
 
 

Vacation:

3 weeks a year plus one week for conferences 

 
 

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
Cerebrovascular Disease
Movement Disorders
Sleep Disorders
Epilepsy and EEG
Child Neurology
Inflammatory and Demyelinating Disorders
RITE Review
Neuro-Ophthalmology
Neuro-Infectious Disease
Neuro-Oncology
Headache
Neuromuscular and EMG
Behavioral Neurology


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.

Journal Club


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.