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Rotation Schedule by Year

Overview and Schedule

The first year of neurology training is designed to provide an intensive clinical experience in a structured teaching setting. 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 will also gain experience in the appropriate use and interpretation of neurodiagnostic tests.

Model PGY-2 Schedule

Yale General Junior: 1-2 blocks. Residents work with a team that includes an attending, residents and medical students. They take primary responsibility for the care of non-vascular/general neurology patients on the inpatient Ward. Supervision is by a PGY-4 resident and attending.

Yale Stroke Junior: 1-2 blocks. Residents work with a team that includes an attending, fellows, residents, APRNs/PAs, and medical students. They take primary responsibility for the care of vascular/stroke neurology patients on the inpatient Ward. Supervision is by a PGY-3 or PGY-4 resident, fellow and attending.

VA Junior: 1-2 blocks. Residents work with a team of attendings, residents and students, and care for neurology patients on the neurology service. Residents also participate in subspecialty clinics, such as epilepsy, stroke, movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, sleep medicine and neuromuscular. In addition, residents help provide consults on inpatients for other services and in the ER. Supervision is by a VA senior resident (PGY-3 or PGY-4) and attending.

Neuroscience ICU: 1 block. The ICU resident is charged with managing neurology patients admitted to the ICU. They work closely with the attending and fellow to devise and execute a plan of care. It is also expected that residents gain an understanding of neurosurgical ICU patients.

Emergency Neurology/Swing: 1.5 blocks. Residents are stationed in the Yale Department of Emergency Medicine. They function as neurological consultants on all neurologic cases presenting to the Yale Emergency Department. Supervision is by a PGY-4 resident and attending physician.

Yale Consult Junior: 1 block. Residents provide consultative services to all other departments within the hospital. Under supervision of the Yale Senior Consult Resident and an attending, they are responsible for seeing new consults acting as a liaison between the Neurology Department and other services for inpatient care.

Inpatient Night Float: ½-1 blocks. The night float resident covers the Yale inpatient neurology and neurology ICU 6 nights per week. Daytime activities such as weekly clinic are canceled. The rotation is divided into 2 week blocks. Supervision is by a PGY-3 or PGY-4 resident and attending physician.

Consult Night Float: 1/2 -1 blocks. The consult night float resident provides consultation services to the Yale Emergency Department and the Yale-New Haven Hospital inpatient service 6 nights per week. Daytime activities such as weekly clinic are canceled. The rotation is divided into 2 week blocks. Supervision is by a PGY-3 or PGY-4 resident and attending physician.

Clinic Block: 4 blocks (one week every 6 weeks). The clinic blocks are new for the 2018-19 academic year. Every 6 weeks, the same cohort of residents (called a "firm") will spend one week in outpatient clinics. Approximately half of this time will be spent in continuity clinics at the VA and Yale, and the other half is spent in subspecialty clinics chosen by the residents. Residents do not have backup or weekend responsibilities during the clinic block.