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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Residency Curriculum

Highlights

  • Protected didactic time every week where non-emergent inpatient responsibilities are handled by mid-level providers to ensure uninterrupted learning and education sessions.
  • EEG/EMG review every Wednesday at noon.
  • Clinical skills or Procedure skills session (Botox, pain procedures) once a month. 
  • Dynamic curriculum which is updated every year and tailored to meet the needs to resident to ensure outstanding performance in Evidence based medicine as well as standardized tests (RITE, neurology boards).

Grand Rounds

Faculty from Neurology, basic neurosciences and guest speakers are invited to give grand rounds every Thursday. One case-based grand rounds for each resident in their final year. 

Neurology Lecture Series

Protected didactic time every Thursday for two hrs. Curriculum is organized into blocks and spans 18 months to ensure repetition with updates during three years of Neurology training. Lectures and grand rounds are recorded to be accessed anytime in Canvas© platform.

EEG Lecture Series

Being a comprehensive epilepsy center with access to advanced diagnostics and varied patient population, we have ample opportunities to get in-depth exposure to EEG and epilepsy. We have designed a parallel learning track with patient-based neuro-electrophysiology lectures and “EEG/EMG rounds” every Wednesday.

QUIPS

Quality improvement and patient safety lectures encompassing a non-judgmental, root cause analysis and in-depth review of existing practices and policies as well as discussions to implement new protocols if necessary. These sessions are led by Neuro-hospitalist and patient safety director.

Journal Club

Meet once every month where residents do a critical review and analysis of a journal article following AAN guidelines.

Morning Reports

Once a month we dissect and analyze a case in depth promote critical analysis and to learn to think out of the box.

Procedure Skills Session

Small group sessions once a month led by movement disorder and pain subspecialists where residents practice Botox and pain procedures on dummies.

Clinical Skills Session

Once a month review session on different subspecialist skill sets such as Neuroopthalmology examination techniques, different movement disorders grading scale, etc.