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Residency

The Yale Neurology Residency Program

Yale Neurology PGY2s striking silly poses in front of Sterling Hall of Medicine
YSM Neurology PGY2s Strike a Pose in Front of Sterling Hall of Medicine

We would like to extend a warm welcome to applicants to the Yale Neurology Residency Program. We are proud of our training program and the graduates it produces, and on this website, we have included detailed information about the many unique strengths of the Yale program.


In addition to outstanding clinical training, through our residency tracks, our program provides many opportunities for residents to tailor their residency training for careers in research, education, international health, healthcare management and clinical neurology. Our goal is to produce exceptional clinicians who are leaders in their respective fields, and we are constantly re-evaluating our curriculum with this goal in mind.


For more information on the accomplishments of our residents, we invite you to follow the Yale Neurology Residents Instagram (@yale_neurons) and check out our Yale Neurology Residency Blog.


Take the time to explore this website to find out more about us. We hope you will discover what we already know – there is no better place to start a career in neurology than right here.

Living in New Haven

One of the best kept secrets of our residents' experience at Yale is life in New Haven, a major cultural, scientific and academic hub located between Boston and New York. Follow some of these links to learn more about the New Haven community.


General Information

Arts and Music

Museums

Yale Resident and Fellow Senate

Our neurology residents are part of a greater community of approximately 1,000 house staff within the Yale-New Haven System. Residents have the opportunity to take leadership and advocacy roles within the Resident and Fellow Senate.

Events include:
  • First Fridays: Informal gatherings on the first Friday of each month, with free food and other treats.
  • Solidarity Night: Larger, more elaborate events in the Spring and Fall to support resident and fellow solidarity and wellness.

For Further Information:

Jeremy Moeller, MD, FRCPC

Jeremy Moeller, MD, FRCPC
Director, Residency Program
Department of Neurology
Yale School of Medicine
PO Box 208018
New Haven, CT 06520-8018
(203) 785-6054

jeremy.moeller@yale.edu


Michelle Stafford-Wirth
Michelle Stafford-Wirth

Michelle Stafford-Wirth

Residency Program Coordinator

Department of Neurology

100 Church Street South

New Haven, CT 06520

michelle.stafford-wirth@yale.edu

PGY2

The first year of neurology training is designed to provide an intensive clinical experience in a structured teaching setting. In parallel with direct care on the inpatient Neurology Services, PGY-2 residents are assigned to outpatient clinics where they receive one-on-one supervision. A large percentage of time is spent on the Yale-New Haven Hospital adult inpatient service, and the West Haven V. A. Medical Center. This description of a typical PGY-2 schedule outlines what you can expect.


The primary goal of the PGY-2 year is for the resident to achieve a high degree of competence in the clinical assessment, evaluation, and treatment of patients with neurological disease. Residents gain experience in the interpretation of neurodiagnostic techniques including: EEG, EMG, evoked potentials, carotid and transcranial ultrasound, angiograms, computerized tomography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single photon emission tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET). As noted below, outpatient as well as inpatient neurology is emphasized. Beginning during this first year of neurology training, residents establish close working relationships with faculty in the Department. Collegiality is emphasized, and feedback is provided throughout the period of residency.