Guided Learning

Academic conferences are integrated into the weekly schedule at times that are most conducive to resident education. Residents at the Brooklyn campus have the opportunity to live stream lectures given at the Manhattan campus through a state of the art video conferencing system. 

  • Morning Report is held weekly at the Brooklyn campus and Professor Rounds at the Manhattan campus is video-streamed once a week from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.
  • Noon conferences are held 5 days a week. Our noon conferences are typically video-streamed conferences from the Manhattan campus. Two noon conferences per month are designated to neuroradiology. At this conference, we review images from inpatients and outpatients from all three hospitals under the guidance of Neuroradiology faculty.
  • The Patient Oriented Research Curriculum (PORC) is a bi-weekly, video-streamed 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 at Bellevue Hospital Center is used for multiple training sessions including mock stroke codes, lumbar puncture simulations, neuro-ophthalmology sessions, brain death and neuro critical care emergencies.
  • 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.
  • 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 at the Brooklyn campus once a month on the first Friday of each month at 8:00 AM. In addition our faculty and residents attend the weekly Neurology Grand Rounds at the Manhattan campus on Tuesdays at 8:00 AM via Webex streaming. 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 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, vascular neurology, demyelinating disease 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 neuro-otology conference, 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 given at both campuses 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. Mentors meet at least quarterly with their mentees. The aim of the mentorship program is to provide residents with guidance for early career development and facilitate networking within NYU’s rich academic environment. In addition, the mentorship program will ensure residents’ wellbeing throughout their training.