Clinical Rotations

University Hospitals Neurology Residency Clinical Rotations

Second Year Neurology Training (PGY2)

  • UH Cerebrovascular Service: This is a combined primary inpatient and consultation service that cares for patients with cerebrovascular disorders.
  • UH General Neurology Service: This is a combined primary inpatient and consultation service that cares for patients with a variety of neurological disorders.
  • VA Neurology Service: This is a combined primary inpatient and consultation service that cares for veterans with cerebrovascular and general neurological disorders.
  • UH Epilepsy Service: A block working with the Epilepsy Service helping manage inpatient Epilepsy consults and admissions.
  • Neuro-Critical Care: This is a combined ICU for neurology and neurosurgical patients that required intensive care.
  • Neuroradiology: A half block of time in the Neuroradiology Department, learning to interpret MRIs, CTs, and other common neuro-imaging.
  • Neuro-rehabilitation: This is a comprehensive introduction to rehabilitation on a variety of neurological patients. The experience includes working in the spinal cord unit, multiple sclerosis clinic, stroke rehabilitation and gait laboratory.
  • Night Service: One block covering consultations and new admissions at night. The junior resident is on a team with a supervising senior resident.
  • Vacation: One block.

Sample PGY2 Schedule

  • UH Cerebrovascular Service Jr - 2 Blocks
  • UH General Neurology Service Jr - 2 Blocks
  • VA Neurology Jr - 2 Blocks
  • Neuro-ICU Jr - 2 Blocks
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation - 1 Block
  • Epilepsy Jr - 1 Block
  • Night Service Jr - 1 Block
  • Neuroradiology - 1/2 Block
  • Vacation - 1 Block

VA Clinic ½ Day a week (when not assigned to a UH inpatient service).
General Continuity Clinic ½ Day every other week (either at UH or the VA).
Subspecialty Continuity Clinic ½ Day every other week.
* Note: Schedule may vary depending on number of residents in a class. No clinic is scheduled during vacation month.


Third Year Neurology (PGY3)

  • Case Neuroscience Course: 1.5 blocks
  • EEG/Epilepsy: Two contiguous blocks, learning clinical epilepsy, and how to read and interpret EEGs.
  • EMG/Neuromuscular: Two contiguous blocks, learning clinical neuromuscular disorders and learning and interpreting EMGs.
  • Assistant Senior, Cerebrovascular Service: One-two blocks working on the UH Cerebrovascular Service in a transitional role between Jr. and Sr. residents.
  • Assistant Senior, General Neurology Service: One-two blocks working on the UH General Neurology Service in a transitional role between Jr. and Sr. residents.
  • Pediatric Neurology: One and a half blocks of working on the pediatric neurology service, both inpatient and outpatient.
  • Electives: One block in learning individually selected areas of neurology.
  • Vacation: One block.

Sample PGY3 Schedule

  • EEG / Epilepsy Course - 2 Blocks
  • EMG / Neuromuscular Course - 2 Blocks
  • Assistant Senior Cerebrovascular Service - 1-2 Blocks
  • Assistant Senior General Neurology Service - 1-2 Blocks
  • Neuroscience Course - 1.5 Blocks
  • Elective - 1 Block
  • PedsNeuro - 1.5 Blocks
  • Vacation - 1 Month

VA Clinic ½ Day a week (when not assigned to a UH inpatient service).
General Continuity Clinic ½ Day every other week (either at UH or the VA).
Subspecialty Continuity Clinic ½ Day every other week.
* Note: Schedule may vary depending on number of residents in a class. No clinic is scheduled during the vacation month.


Fourth Year Neurology (PGY4)

  • UH Cerebrovascular Service Senior: A block or two of running the Cerebrovascular inpatient and consult service.
  • General Neurology Service Senior: A block or two of running the General Neurology inpatient and consult service.
  • UH Epilepsy Service: A block working with the Epilepsy Service helping manage the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) and inpatient epilepsy patients.
  • VA Senior: Overseeing care of inpatient veterans and handling consultations from other services.
  • Pediatric Neurology: One and a half blocks of working on the pediatric neurology service, both inpatient and outpatient.
  • Psychiatry Consultation Service: One block on the consultation-liaison service.
  • Neuropathology/Neuroradiology: One block of learning and reviewing both microscopic and gross neuropathology, half time, and the other half time, learning neuroradiology.
  • Ambulatory Neurology Block: One block dedicated to outpatient neurology with an emphasis on behavioral neurology and movement disorders.
  • Quality Institute Block: One block of learning risk management, quality and process improvement, root cause analysis, and patient safety.
  • Electives: At least two blocks in learning individually selected areas of neurology.
  • Night Service: One block covering consultations and new admissions at night. The senior resident is on a team supervising a junior resident.
  • Vacation: One block.

Sample PGY4 Schedule

  • UH Cerebrovascular Service (Chief) - 1 Block
  • UH General Neurology Service (Chief) - 1 Block
  • VA Ward - 1 Block
  • Neuropathology / Neuroradiology (Chief) - 1 Block
  • Psychiatry Consultation Service - 1 Block
  • Quality Center - 1 Block
  • Peds Neuro - 1.5 Blocks
  • Electives - 2 Blocks
  • Epilepsy Sr. - 1 Block
  • Night Service Sr. - 1 Block
  • Ambulatory - 1 Block
  • Vacation - 1 Block

VA Clinic ½ Day a week (when not assigned to a UH inpatient service).
General Continuity Clinic ½ Day every other week (at either UH or the VA).
Subspecialty Continuity Clinic ½ Day every other week.
* Note: Schedule may vary depending on number of residents in a class. Chief months are not contiguous. No clinic is scheduled during UH Chief months and vacation month.

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