Department of Neurology

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Program Structure

Rotations & Responsibilites

As a PGY 1 resident, you will spend your first year meeting the ACGME medicine requirements. This year you primarily will spend on inpatient medicine ward rotations and consultation services. PGY 1 residents, at the maximum, may spend 2 months on Neurology.

As a PGY 2 resident, your training focuses primarily on inpatient neurology care with rotations on the general neurology team and stroke service team. First year neurology residents will work closely with the senior neurology resident while on inpatient services. Additionally, residents will rotate through psychiatry (as per ACGME requirement) and also have exposure to rehabilitative medicine.

As you progress to your PGY 3 & 4 year of Neurology training, you will have the opportunity to learn pediatric neurology, neuro-oncology, movement disorders, EEG, EMG, pain management, rehabilitative medicine, neuro-pathology, neuro-radiology and electives. You will provide consultation services while assigned to inpatient general neurology and stroke service as well as teaching the junior resident.

Call coverage is provided for:

  • Tampa General Hospital
  • James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital
  • Moffitt Cancer Center
  • and the USF Clinic Doctor’s Line.

Call currently works on two different systems:

  • In lieu of call during Monday – Friday at Tampa General Hospital, there is a designated night float rotation. Therefore, the in-house call for Tampa General is only on the weekends.
  • There is an “at home call” schedule for the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Our program does have a night float rotation. Residents will spend a total of two (2) rotations on during their training course. Currently, this occurs in the second half of your PGY 2 year and the first half of your PGY 3 year. The night float rotation is designated at Tampa General Hospital.

As per ACGME requirement, all Neurology residents have an assigned continuity of care clinic once a week. These clinics are held at the James A. Haley Veteran’s hospital.

 

Education

  • Teaching conferences covering general and subspecialty topics are an important aspect of the neurology residency program.
  • Case presentations often bring together neurosurgery, radiology and neurology for a multidisciplinary discussion of patient care.
  • Basic science lectures complement clinical work and prepare residents for board certification.
  • One of the most important duties of residents in the programs is the presentation of case reports and scientific data at Grand Rounds and other conferences.
  • In addition, weekly neurology morning reports, weekly neuroscience lectures, monthly journal clubs and morbidity and mortality reviews are part of a resident’s overall training.

 

Scholarly Productivity & Research

Scholarly activity is an important component of a resident’s training. Faculty mentors are assigned/or chosen by each resident. During your course of training, you will meet routinely with your Program Director as well as your faculty mentor to review your progress and scholarly productivity.

During your residency, you will be required to submit abstracts to peer reviewed journals or national regional organized meetings or have a formal research presentation at a national or regional organized medical meeting or have a publication of an original article, book chapter or review article.

Our residents participate in the annual Florida Society of Neurology (FSN) meeting offering a great opportunity for posters and plataform presentations. In addition, the program sponsor residents with accepted abstracts to national meeting such as the American Academy of Neurology and American Epilepsy society meetings