The Yale Neurology Residency Program
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.
For Further Information:
- Residency Tracks
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.