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Neurology Residency Curriculum


The first year of neurology residency training (PGY-2) emphasizes the evaluation and management of the patient with rotations in Adult and Consultative Neurology, Psychiatry, Neurosurgery and Neurorehabilitation. Residents also attend the Clinics in the first year where they gain experience with patients who have a variety of neurological disorders. Rotations include:

  • Inpatient Service: 6-8, 4-week Blocks
  • Outpatient Service/Electives: 5, 4-week Blocks
  • Neurosurgery: 1, 4-week Block


The second year of neurology residency training (PGY-3) complements the clinical experience of the first year by providing instruction and experiences in the neurosciences. The year is divided into quarters with rotations in Neuropathology, Neurophysiology, and Child Neurology. A formal lecture program covering the areas of neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, and neurophysiology is given annually. Rotations include:

  • Inpatient Service: 4, 4-week Blocks
  • Outpatient Service/Electives:3, 4-week Blocks
  • Child Neurology: 2, 4-week Blocks
  • EEG/EMU: 2, 4-week Blocks
  • Psychiatry: 1, 4-week Block
  • Neuropathology:1, 4-week Block


During the third year of neurology residency training (PGY-4), the neurology resident completes clinical training as Senior Resident for the Clinical Services at Barrow and assumes a greater role in the conference and teaching activities of the program. For the balance of the year, each senior resident can choose an elective schedule pursuing either clinical or research activities consistent with his/her future career plans. The experience may involve electives in Pain Management, Neuro-Immunology, Neuro-Oncology, Stroke/Neurovascular, Clinical Movement Disorders, DBS Movement Disorders, Neuromuscular Disease, Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy, Neurorehabiliation, Neuropathology, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Otology and Sleep Disorders. Rotations include:

  • Inpatient Service: 3, 4-week Blocks
  • Outpatient Service/Electives: 8, 4-week Blocks
  • Child Neurology: 1, 4-week Block
  • Neuropathology: 1, 4-week Block