CONFERENCES AND LECTURES
Our program offers a wide variety of didactics ranging from small group bedside teaching to Grand Rounds involving multiple departments. Our conferences are designed to provide a broad and comprehensive overview of neurology while introducing select advanced topics in contemporary practice.
Residents, students, and faculty attend daily morning reports at each training site to discuss patients presenting to the inpatient service overnight, with an emphasis on high-yield, practical teaching points.
Teaching rounds are held at each site conducted by senior faculty with emphasis on detailed case presentation, localization and formulating a differential diagnosis. Residents and students will learn to hone their diagnostic skills in a structured and consistent manner through the socratic method. Chairperson rounds are held with Dr. Souhel Najjar on a regular basis at each site.
TOPICS IN NEUROLOGY
This is a formal lecture series that spans the breadth of neurology and all its subspecialties and designed to provide a comprehensive base of knowledge for residents during their 3 years of training. Lectures are provided by experienced faculty and range from basic topics in neurology to subspecialty advanced topics.
Grand rounds are CME conferences held weekly featuring faculty speakers and invited speakers on selected topics of interest in neurology. All residents, faculty and clinical staff are invited to attend and conferences are broadcast between SIUH and LHH as well as other participating Northwell sites.
Neuroradiology rounds are held weekly and are led by both the neurology teaching faculty and the Chairman of Radiology/Neuroradiology Dr. Mark Raden. Patients on the inpatient and consult services with radiologic findings are reviewed in-depth and discussed with residents and fellows from both neurology and radiology. Interesting cases are also discussed in this informal and rewarding learning activity.
Neurovascular rounds are weekly sessions led by the attending on the neurovascular service at SIUH. Residents, students and advanced care practitioners on inpatient consultation and neurovascular services attend rounds to discuss specific aspects of management of currently admitted patients with neurovascular issues.
STROKE CASE REVIEW
Stroke Case Review is held weekly at Lenox Hill and attended by the members of the stroke team including stroke attendings, residents, students and advanced care practitioners. Stroke admissions and management is reviewed for the week and specific quality improvement and management topics are discussed.
QUALITY IMPROVEMENT CONFERENCES
Quality improvement is a mainstay of current practice and plays an essential role in the continued development of physicians during training and beyond. Conferences are held monthly and are attended by the faculty, all residents, advanced care practitioners and departmental leadership to discuss performance improvement and review projects conducted by the department. Relevant patient management issues are also reviewed in a constructive and educational setting. Residents will have an active role in these conferences presenting quality improvement projects and case reviews.
Journal Clubs are held twice a month and are led by residents with faculty supervision. The role of journal club is to review the most relevant current literature on a predetermined field of study, and more importantly to dissect the content of the journal item including design, methodology and interpretation. The focus is to develop the resident's critical approach to assessing the quality and relevance of publications independently.
CLINICAL CASE PRESENTATION
Clinical Case Presentations are resident-led conferences with an emphasis on presentation of interesting cases with a review of relevant literature and the process of diagnosis. The goal is to hone their research, writing and presentation skills during these conferences while also educating colleagues and faculty members.
The Neuroscience Series is a resident-led lecture series designed to supplement resident education in areas of neuroscience including anatomy, physiology (cellular and systems), pharmacology, genetics, neuropathology and neurochemistry helping to foster a deeper understanding of clinical neurology.
This conference series is held throughout the year on a weekly basis and involves resident led discussions and review of Residency In-training Exam questions and topics. This series is designed to help residents prepare for the annual RITE and for their board certification examination beyond.
DIRECTOR BEDSIDE ROUNDS
This is a weekly supervised session emphasizing bedside interviewing and diagnostic skills with formulation and localization. Residents will be presented with a new patient to interview, examine and discuss in a small group format supervised by key clinical faculty. These sessions will focus on bedside history taking, examination and formulation of findings to help residents build on their clinical exam skills.
This is a montly session held in conjunction with the pathology department and neuropsychology section to review neuroanatomy using mixed formats, including pathology slides, formal didactics and hands-on brain cutting.
This lecture series takes place several times throughout the year focusing on the contemporary practice of neurology and medicine in general. The broad range of topics include diversity in medicine, bioethics case review, women in medicine, navigating resident and attending finances, and various other topics of interest.