Guided Learning

Academic conferences are integrated into the weekly schedule at times that are most conducive to resident education.

  • Noon conferences are held 5 days a week. One hour every Friday is designated to neuroradiology. At this conference, we review images from inpatients and outpatients from all three hospitals under the guidance of Neuroradiology faculty.
  • Morning Report and Professor Rounds are held twice a week 8:00-9:00am.
  • The Patient Oriented Research Curriculum (PORC) is a bi-weekly journal review and lecture series on important issues in clinical research. These sessions prepare residents to interpret and participate in clinical research.
  • A state of the art simulation center is used for multiple training sessions including mock stroke codes, lumbar puncture simulations, and Neuro critical care emergency.
  • During summer months there is a “Basics of Neurology Boot Camp”, where we have lectures to review the anatomy behind the neurologic examination and address common issues that arise in inpatient neurological consultation. In addition to lectures, residents participate in stroke simulation sessions, lumbar puncture workshops, and Neuro-ophthalmology exams at NYU Langone’s state of the art simulation center.
  • During the initial months of residency each first year neurology resident is observed performing a full neurologic examination by a faculty member and provided with immediate feedback on ways to improve and nuances of the exam.
  • Starting in September, Neurology Grand Rounds are held on Tuesdays at 8:00 AM and Pediatric Neurology Grand Rounds are held at noon. Distinguished speakers from the NYU Langone School of Medicine and other leading local, national, and international institutions, update our residents and faculty on the latest developments in neurology.
  • In January and February an intensive Neurology Board Review Course is held, which is then followed by the annual in-service self assessment examination. We also make RITE review materials available on a shared website.
  • During other months of the year, didactics are divided into topic based blocks. During a block, all lectures that week address one topic from multiple viewpoints The topics cover all aspects of the resident education curriculum. Examples of topic based blocks are headache, movement disorders, neuro-ophthalmology and neuromuscular disease.
  • Morbidity and Mortality conferences occur regularly throughout the year and are used as an opportunity to review important neurologic presentations and complications of neurological disorders.
  • There are also several excellent optional conference series including multi-disciplinary neuro-vascular conference, multi-disciplinary pre-surgical epilepsy conference, movement disorders video rounds, and the multi-disciplinary brain tumor board.
  • Botulinum toxin injection workshops provide the opportunity to obtain hands on experience injecting patients for chronic migraine, spasticity, and dystonia.

Resident Mentoring Program

Neurology faculty mentors are matched to residents as they enter NYU's programs.

Matches are based on background and developing interests.