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Residency Program Coordinator
Anita Kivell
131 S. Robertson, Suite 1340
New Orleans, LA 70112
504-988-2241
akivell@tulane.edu

 

Neurology Residency Training
Neurology > Programs > Program Overview

Program Overview

The residents in our program cover 3 hospitals – Tulane, University and Ochsner. This involves being on-call for each of these hospitals throughout residency.

Every month, 2 residents each are assigned to University and Ochsner hospitals. One resident (PGY 3 or 4) is assigned to Child Neurology at Children's Hospital and all others are assigned to Tulane hospital.

The PGY 2 and PGY 3 residents mostly cover Tulane and University hospital. The PGY 4 residents are mostly assigned to Ocshner hospital.

The inpatient experience is during the rotations through Stroke service, Consult service and Neurocritical service at the 3 hospitals.

All residents have 2 half day continuity clinics every week.

Other clinic rotations are in 1 month blocks and include Headache, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Movement disorders and Sleep and spread throughout the residency.

Residents also have rotations in Neuro-Radiology, Neuro-Pathology and Research during the residency.

Additional electives include Neuro-rehabilitation, Pain, Behavioral Neurology, Neuro-ophthalmology and can be tailored to individual resident's interests.

All residents have 1 month of vacation during each PGY year.

The following RRC guidelines are being followed in the program during PGY 2-4:

  • At least 6 months of inpatient experience
  • At least 6 months of outpatient experience
  • 1 month mandatory Psychiatry experience (during PGY 2)
  • 3 months of mandatory Child Neurology experience
  • At least 3 months of elective time
  • All residents attend at least one national conference during the residency

The educational experience during the residency include daily ward rounds with the team at all the 3 hospitals, daily noon conferences, weekly Grand Rounds, monthly journal club and morbidity and mortality conference.

  • Daily noon conference include topics on basic sciences, subspecialty topics, neurovascular conference and case conference (jointly with medical students).
  • Noon conferences also have dedicated time for RITE review/ book (Neurology textbook) review, conducted primarily by the Chief Resident(s).
  • There are also numerous opportunities to participate in teaching of medical students, including teaching the Neuro exam, lectures on topics etc.
  • There are numerous opportunities to participate in research projects, writing papers, presenting at local and national level etc. Residents are strongly encouraged to develop their own research projects and have at least one major project completed during their residency.
  • Each resident has as assigned faculty mentor who will assist them in all aspects of neurology during their training.

There are specific sessions at the beginning of each academic year to orient each incoming PGY2 resident to neurology and these include sessions at our Simulation Center for evaluation of the fundus, CITI training in preparation for research opportunities, performing the neuro exam, updates on managing acute neurological emergencies etc.

Each incoming PGY2 resident is provided with a "Neurology bag" – a doctor's bag with their initials monogrammed and complete with all the relevant instruments for performing a complete neuro exam.

Each incoming PGY2 resident also has a stipend which is towards purchasing an iPad and an ophthalmoscope .

 

 

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