curriculum



NM3

MGH ER

[This section is described by the current residents, for our future residents. It has been edited only for clarity, not content. We encourage you to discuss this section with the current neurology residents if you have any questions.]

This is the year to finalize and develop your career path. It is also the year to hone your neurological skill-set. With the most freedom of all of the years, but also the most responsibility, it is both challenging and rewarding. Three blocks are spent as the inpatient ward senior, in which you supervise junior (NM1) residents on the DMD, CMF, and RDA services. Additionally, you will spend 2 blocks in pediatrics (one block each of outpatient and inpatient), one block doing MGH neurology consults, one block in psychiatry at the MGH, one block doing more advanced EEG and EMG learning, one block teaching students and junior residents, one block in outpatient subspecialties, and 5-6 blocks on elective.

Sample Schedule for NM3 (PGY-4) Year

7/1 -
7/23
7/24 -
8/14
8/15 -
9/7
9/8 -
10/1
10/2 -
10/23
10/24 -
11/16
11/17 -
12/9
12/10 -
1/1
Elective CMF Sr Pedi In RDA Sr MGH Cont Elective NP2 Psych

1/2 -
1/25
1/26 -
2/18
2/19 -
3/15
3/16 -
4/8
4/9 -
5/3
5/4 -
5/27
5/28 -
6/21
Pedi Out Elective VA Teach Subs Sr DMD Sr Elective Elective


Our view of the workload:

This year representations a clear paradigm shift from learning to teaching. Yes, we’re still learning, but there’s a lot more teaching responsibility and our role is mainly supervisory. It’s not a tough year in terms of hours, but now we’re in charge. In addition, with graduation looming, the value of the unstructured elective time increases dramatically, as we develop skills for our future career tracks or spend time strengthening our weaknesses.


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