Evidence-Based Medicine CurriculumWe have introduced a formal curriculum that covers the foundation of clinical research and clinical trials. The course is directed by Danny Bega, MD, our program director. The course is required for the PGY-3 residents and consists of lectures across five weeks, covering topics on clinical trials design, introduction to biostatistics and epidemiology, and provides the foundation for the residents to better interpret the literature. Residents also find this is a valuable course in providing background for their own research projects.
NeuroanatomyOur residents spend 1-2 hours every Friday morning learning neuroanatomy with Professor Changiz Geula. Dr. Geula has won numerous teaching awards for his dedication to this excellent course. Residents also receive neuroanatomy text books and a subscription to an interactive “draw-it-to-know-it” program.
Teaching ConferencesTeaching conferences are held twice daily and feature content including basic science and neuroanatomy courses, journal clubs, neuroradiology lectures, and brain cutting workshops. These conferences provide structured learning opportunities for residents and fellows. Faculty from other specialties are also invited to provide expert opinion and insight from their own disciplines on complex cases. We also make use of our simulation laboratories to take teaching out of the traditional classroom.
Quality ImprovementAll residents are members of either the hospital general neurology quality committee or the stroke neurology quality committee during their PGY-3 or PGY-4 year. Each resident also participates in our monthly morbidity and mortality conference and prepares this conference during their senior block. A quality improvement curriculum has been developed to teach important principles of QI to all residents involved in our neurology resident program. Opportunities to become involved in QI projects or research are available to interested residents.
Business of MedicineOur business of medicine lecture series prepares residents for practical aspects of a career after residents. Topics include Negotiating a Contract, Academic vs Private Practice Careers, Navigating a Research Career, Financial Planning, Documentation & Billing, etc.
"How to Teach" CurriculumThis series of workshops highlights the role of the resident as a medical educator and provides guidance and strategies for improving the quality of peer-to-peer and resident-to-student teaching. We use the literature and expert experiences to provide guidance on medical education with topics such as How to Give Feedback, How to Teach on Rounds, and How to Prepare a Presentation.