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Rotation Schedule by Year


Overview and Schedule

The second year of neurology training is directed toward focused training in key areas of neurology. During this year residents have the opportunity to spend more time in pediatric neurology with in-depth exposure to the pediatric population including inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as elective time to tailor their training toward their interests. Additionally residents get to experience leading a team as the senior resident on the inpatient stroke service and focus more on teaching junior residents and medical students.

Model PGY-3 Schedule

Yale Stroke Inpatient Senior: 4-6 weeks. The stroke inpatient senior resident leads a team consisting of a junior neurology resident, APRNs/PAs and medical students who care for stroke patients on the neurology ward. Along with the stroke fellow they will fulfill an educational role, provide formal and informal teaching of topics related to stroke neurology. The stroke senior is supervised by the attending and by the fellow but plays an active role in management of patients.

Neuroscience ICU: 2 wee ks. Same rotation as during PGY-2 year.

VA Junior: 4-6 weeks. Same rotation as in the PGY-2 year.

Yale Consult Junior: 2-4 weeks. Same rotation as during the PGY-2 year.

Emergency Neurology/Swing: 4-6 weeks. Same rotation as during the PGY-2 year.

SRC Resident: 2-4 weeks . Same rotation as during the PGY-2 year.

Pediatric Neurology: 4 weeks. Same rotation as during PGY-2 year.

Night Float (INF/CNF): 4 weeks. Same rotation as during the PGY-2 year.

Clinic Block: 8 weeks (one week every 6 weeks): Same rotation as during the PGY-2 year.

Elective: 8-10 weeks. Residents are provided mentoring by the Program Director, Chairman, and other faculty members to select 3 months of electives in each of their last two years. Residents are encouraged to obtain intensive exposure to neuropathology, neuroradiology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, or other fields related to neurology. Many residents spend time pursuing a clinical or basic science research project in collaboration with a faculty member in Neurology or other departments at Yale University, and many of these projects culminate in presentations at national meetings and publication in peer-reviewed journals. In some cases, PGY-3 electives may be taken off-campus.