The ability to teach effectively is an essential skill for a neurologist. Our residents will have various opportunities to hone their teaching skills through direct supervision of medical students and rotating residents from other specialties as well as more formal teaching sessions. Resident-led conferences include RITE review sessions, Basic Neuroscience, quality improvement case conferences and clinical case presentations. Residents will also participate and teach during simulation exercises throughout the year. As residents progress through each level of training, more educational responsibilities will be delegated so that supervising senior residents will be equipped with the tools to educate and train both medical students, rotating residents and junior residents independently and effectively.
Our program is proud to offer a Medical Educator Track through the Office of Graduate Medical Education at Staten Island University Hospital. The Medical Educator Track is a structured course designed to introduce innovative techniques in medical education through a two-year-long exploration into the traits of successful medical educators. The learners will have the opportunity to develop their skills as educators and leaders through this longitudinal program, which will provide training in the domains of teaching & learning, curriculum design, leadership, and assessment. The Medical Educator Track runs in parallel with the core residency training and residents are selected at the end of their first year of neurology.