The main goal of your PGY-1 year is establish a solid background in internal medicine. Your rotations will include general medicine inpatient at University Hospital and at the VA, MICU and electives. We recommend electives in Cardiology, Rheumatology and Endocrinology, as there is a great deal of clinical overlap of neurology with these subspecialties.
Early in the year you will rotate for two weeks on the Stroke Service in Neurology and two weeks on the General Neurology Service. This will introduce you to your peers in the residency and will provide some basic knowledge and skill you will apply in later rotations: neurologic history and examination, basics of epilepsy and stroke management.
During the second half of your PGY-1 year you will spend one month on the Neuro-ICU service during the day time and then 2 separate 2 week blocks on Neuro ICU Night Float. You will work side by side during ICU night float with a PGY-2 Neurology resident. After completing this year, you will be ready to hit the ground running in Neurology.