Neurology | 48 Months | Class size: 4 Residents
Program Director: Dr. Ariol Labrada
Neurology Program Coordinator:
(305) 823-5000 Ext. 7758
- Medical (includes prescription drug coverage)
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- Disability Benefits
- Accident Insurance
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- Long-Term Care Insurance
- Legal Plan
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- Child and Elder Care Program
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Frequently Asked Questions
We are currently accepting applications through ERAS as an ACGME initial-accredited program.
The program has initial accreditation through the ACGME.
We do not have a certain cutoff for scores in regards to Board exams. We prefer applicants that have successfully passed their board exams on the first attempt, but do not exclude those that haven’t. Each applicant will be evaluated on an individual basis and all areas of the application will be taken into consideration.
Applicants that have taken neurology electives or had neurology rotations during medical school may gain experience that will help them in their neurology residency. Previous neurology rotations are not required prior to PGY-1 year, but are encouraged.
You only need to submit one application for the Neurology program. This application serves for the four years of training.
An audition rotation is not required but is encouraged for the applicants to get an idea of how they like working with the faculty, staff, and other residents in the program. We also get a chance to work with you!
Applicants selected for an interview will be notified in a timely manner. They will then be in contact with the program coordinator to schedule an interview day where there will be a tour of the hospital, and multiple one on one interviews.
The PGY-1 schedule is an intensive year that is focused on inpatient medicine as this is the foundation for neurology. The PGY-1 year will consist of 7 inpatient medicine blocks, 3 inpatient neurology blocks, and emergency medicine block, and an elective block. In addition, there is one half-day of neurology continuity clinic per week.
Residents will have exposure to neurology patients as a PGY-1 both in the inpatient and outpatient setting.
Caps are strictly enforced and are per ACGME requirements.
PGY-1 residents attend all lectures with internal medicine residents.
PGY-1 may be allowed to attend neurology conferences. This is on a case by case basis.
PGY-1 residents will have neurology clinic in lieu of internal medicine clinic.
The clinic is outside of the hospital and located in Miami.
Residents will see patients in the clinic and be overseen by the clinic attending.
All ACGME accredited neurology programs are required to have one 1/2 day of continuity clinic per week.
Due to the space limitations of the clinic, no more than one resident per day will be scheduled at a time.
Each PGY2-4 year will be on a monthly block schedule, with 12 blocks per academic year. Residents will have ample opportunity for research, elective blocks, inpatient, and outpatient exposure. In addition to inpatient and outpatient neurology there are blocks for: pediatric neurology, neuro-imaging, EEG, clinical psychiatry, research, and neurosurgery. PGY 3 and PGY 4 residents will have more elective blocks so that they may fine tune their training for their specific interests and potential fellowship.
Residents may select from a list of clinical experiences on either the inpatient or outpatient setting. Elective options include: EEG, EMG, Psychiatry, Pediatric Neurology, Neuro-imaging, Neurosurgery, Neuro-opthalmology, Pain Management, Neuropathology, Neuromuscular, Infectious Disease, NICU, Neuro-genetics, Neuropsychology, Interventional Neurology, Sleep Disorders Clinic, Movement Clinic and Vascular Clinic.
Residents on inpatient rotations will be on call every 3-4 days of the block. Residents will not be on call on their continuity clinic days. On call days, residents will be expected to be at the hospital from 7a to 7p and will take all code strokes, new consults, and pages.
The program currently does not have a night float as there are not enough residents for this coverage. However, residents may be expected to have night call once there are enough residents to cover the service.
Residents will have access to multiple educational and board prep materials throughout all of their years as a resident.
Yes, Residents will have opportunity to perform procedures such as central lines, lumbar punctures, arterial lines, nerve conduction studies, EMG, Botox for chronic migraine, steroid infiltration, and others throughout their residency in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
All PGH residents are provided with the New Innovations system for easy logging and tracking of their duty hours, procedures, scholarly activity, continuity clinic patients, conferences, and more.
Morning Report/ Didactics/ Scholarly Activity
PGY-1 residents will attend morning report and didactics with the internal medicine residents on a daily basis. PGY2-4 residents will have neurology focused morning reports and didactics on a daily basis while inpatient. During outpatient rotations, residents will have access to board preparation lectures and study materials to supplement their hands-on learning.
Yes. Residents participate in monthly grand rounds held through the advanced neuroscience network.
Yes. Residents are expected to participate in scholarly activity throughout their residency. This includes morning report lectures, didactic lectures, leading grand rounds, presenting at the PGH research symposium, presenting at local, regional, and national conferences, getting a case report, research, or article published, among others.
This certification is appointed by the joint commission and is based on criteria regarding timing, staff, resources, and training to receive and treat complex stroke cases. More information can be found here: https://www.palmettogeneral.com/services/emergency-room/comprehensive-stroke-center
Yes. Education is a major part of residency and this includes residents as teachers.