Adult Neurology at the University of Chicago

The PGY-I Neurology rotation is a two-month rotation on the adult neurology consultation service at the University of Chicago Medical Center.  Residents may elect to spend one month on the adult neurology service and one month on the pediatric neurology service. The Psychiatry Resident works with the Neurology Resident to evaluate patients as requested by the various inpatient services throughout the medical center. The Resident then rounds with the attending on the consultation service, and all new consults are staffed by an attending neurologist. Patients are followed up as needed.

Goals and Objectives:

Patient Care--The resident will see, examine and evaluate all consults as soon as possible, and will provide feedback to the requesting service as soon as possible.

Medical Knowledge--the resident will evaluate and learn about a broad array of acute and chronic neurological disorders that arise in the hospitalized general medical population.  The resident will continue to refine history and physical, differential diagnosis, and management skills acquired in the PGY-1 year.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills--the resident will learn to interact and communicate effectively with colleagues in other medical disciplines.

Professionalism--the resident will aid in educating other housestaff and medical students with respect to neurological diseases.

System Based Practice--the resident will learn to function as a consultant rather than the primary caregiver.