Neurology & Psychiatry Double Board Residency Rotations
Residents in NYU Langone’s neurology and psychiatry double board residency training program typically spend their first postgraduate year (PGY-1) on the medicine services at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, and the Manhattan campus of the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System. If you have completed a preliminary medicine year in another Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education–accredited training program, you may be accepted at the second-year (PGY-2) level.
As a resident in our program, you have increasing responsibility for patient care and for the supervision and teaching of medical students and junior residents, in an integrated educational experience. You spend the first three years completing full-time rotations in psychiatry and neurology separately. In PGY-4 through PGY-6, you receive training in the two disciplines simultaneously.
You have time to take electives that allow you to pursue particular areas of clinical interest and to do basic or clinical research. Residents also participate fully in the didactic curriculum in each department, as well as in special seminars devoted to the integration of the two fields. All residents meet quarterly with the program’s leadership to receive evaluation on their progress and to provide feedback on the program.
Training in the neurology and psychiatry double board residency includes 30 months of postinternship-required rotations in psychiatry and 30 months of postinternship-required rotations in neurology.
Postgraduate Year 1
PGY-1 includes 8 months of internal medicine plus 2 months of inpatient neurology and 2 months in the comprehensive psychiatric emergency program, for a total of 12 months.
Postgraduate Year 2
PGY-2 includes six months of inpatient and consultation–liaison adult psychiatry at Tisch Hospital, Bellevue, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System’s Manhattan campus.
You spend two months on inpatient neurology wards: Bellevue ward junior, the Tisch Hospital ward and stroke units and step-down unit junior, and the VA NY Harbor Healthcare System’s ward junior. One month each is spent on Bellevue’s neurology consult junior and the inpatient epilepsy monitoring unit at NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. You also participate in night float and electives. Twice a week you attend adult neurology clinics, including a neuropsychiatry continuity clinic.
Postgraduate Year 3
During PGY-3, you spend two months on the inpatient neurology ward junior: one month in neurophysiology, which includes electroencephalography and electromyography, and one month in pediatric neurology. You spend four to six weeks on Bellevue’s neurology consultation service junior and two to four weeks on night float. You also attend twice-weekly adult neurology clinics.
You spend three months in inpatient adult psychiatry and one month each in the following areas: inpatient adolescent psychiatry, inpatient child psychiatry, and consultation–liaison psychiatry.
Postgraduate Year 4
During PGY-4, you spend half of your time in adult outpatient psychiatric care, with two weeks of psychiatry night float.
Rotations performed half-time when not senior include three months on neurology ward senior at Tisch Hospital and Bellevue; one month at Tisch Hospital’s neuro-ICU; two and a half months half-time on child neurology; one month on Bellevue’s stroke consult as a senior; one month at subspecialty outpatient clinics such as multiple sclerosis, movement disorders, neuro-ophthalmology, and muscular dystrophy; one month in neurophysiology outpatient; and two months in an elective. You also attend adult neurology clinics twice a week.
Postgraduate Year 5
In PGY-5, you spend half of your time in adult outpatient psychiatric care. You spend two months on Bellevue’s neurology consultation service senior, one month on Bellevue ward senior, one month in child neurology (half-time over two months), one month on the neurocritical care night float, one month at subspecialty outpatient clinics, one month in pain management outpatient, and two months in an elective.
Postgraduate Year 6
Your final year of training includes at least eight months of elective time, which you may use for research, for subspecialty exposure, or to pursue special interests. You also spend two months, or the equivalent, in outpatient psychiatry, usually part-time throughout the year, and at adult neurology clinics once a week.
Evaluation and Certification
Twice a year, we assess your educational progress. Assessment criteria include your clinical skills, knowledge, and professional and personal development.
After you have successfully completed each required year of training, you take written certifying examinations in each specialty.