Our curriculum allows our residents to develop a broad clinical fund of knowledge and explore unique educational experiences, based upon a resident’s individual interests.

Our residents develop their clinical expertise through a combination of conferences and rotations. There are two dedicated resident conferences per day, covering all subspecialties of neurology. These sessions are teleconferenced to all teaching hospitals and recorded for later review by residents on nightfloat rotations, vacation, or in self-guided study.

Weekly Schedule

Clinical service mixes patient care with educational activities. The typical work day is 7:00 AM to 5:30 PM. The first hour of the morning is spent pre-rounding on patients (during the PGY-2 year) or engaging in discharge planning and team organization (during subsequent years of training).

During the PGY-2 year, residents on the Ward Service are OFF every other weekend and one weekday every other week, and take weekly 28-hour call. Senior residents on the Ward Service are OFF on 3 of 4 weekends, and take weekly overnight home call.

Typical schedule on the Ward service

7:00 AMSignout & PlanningSignout & PlanningSignout & PlanningSignout & PlanningSignout & PlanningOFFOFF
8:00 AMCareer CurriculumMorning ConferenceProfessor's RoundsMorning ConferenceMorning Conference
9:30 AMTeaching RoundsTeaching RoundsTeaching RoundsTeaching RoundsTeaching Rounds
12:00 PMAdmin MeetingNoon ConferenceGrand RoundsNoon ConferenceNoon Conference
1:00 PMPatient CarePatient CarePatient CarePatient CarePatient Care
5:30 PMSignoutSignoutOvernight Home Call (SAR)SignoutSignout

Weekly Lecture Schedule

As a tertiary referral center for more than four states, our Neurology residents at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania care for patients with common and rare neurologic diseases. Our residents learn to diagnose and manage these patients under the supervision of an outstanding faculty, recognized as national experts in their field. In addition to clinical exposure, resident education is augmented by conferences from the same faculty discussing the most recent advances in neurology. The first 3 months of lectures are focused on neurological emergencies, outpatient neurology, neurodiagnostic studies, and pediatric neurology. During the remainder of the academic year the sub-specialty neurology curriculum is designed to enhance fund of knowledge and clinical reasoning.

Week 1 AMNeuro-OphthalmologyProfessor RoundsMovementNeuroradiology
Week 1 PMPatient-Oriented ResearchM and MSleepNeuropathology
Week 2 AMProfessor RoundsMorning ReportCase ConferencesMorning report
Week 2 PMNeuro-Oncology Grand RoundsCritical CareWellness / Feedback
Week 3 AMNeuro-OphthalmologyProfessor RoundsMystery CasesNeuroradiology
Week 3 PMPatient-Oriented ResearchGrand RoundsNeuromuscularNeuropathology
Week 4 AMNeurovascularProfessor RoundsCognitveMorning report
Week 4 PMAutoimmune/MSGrand RoundsEpilepsyWellness / Feedback