Teaching conferences series are designed to cover the breadth of neurology, complement bedside teaching, and mature clinical practice. Residents will be required to attend morning report and noon conference daily and grand rounds weekly.
Lectures will be given by departmental faculty and faculty from other departments. Residents will also be required to give lectures, case presentations and journal club throughout the academic year. Junior faculty and residents will present up-to-date advances in neuroscience under the mentorship of selected faculty. PGY4 residents will be required to give a grand rounds presentation during their senior year of training.
Morning Report is required and occurs at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays and will be attended by a faculty member. Residents will present new neurology cases admitted or consulted the day prior for discussion and teaching.
Clinical Neurology Lecture Series occurs on Mondays at noon and covers a large variety of topics relevant to inpatient and outpatient patient evaluation, management and therapy. Specific sub-topics include neurology emergencies, cerebrovascular disease, headache and pain, behavioral neurology, movement disorders, and neuromuscular disease.
Epilepsy and Neurophysiology Conferences occurs on Tuesdays and cover topics specific to epilepsy, sleep disorders, and neuromuscular disease, and will include clinical case presentations, journal club and lectures on the basics of electrodiagnostic testing.
Wednesday Noon Lecture includes case conferences for behavioral neurology, neuromuscular medicine, palliative care, movement disorders, and neuroradiology.
Professor's Rounds occur on Wednesday from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. and provide an invaluable opportunity for residents and students to receive hands-on training in the evaluation and examination of the neurology patient. During these rounds, a patient volunteers to be interviewed and examined by a chosen resident. The resident, along with other attendees, must then discuss the site(s) of the lesion, differential diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and relevant molecular biology. Stanley H. Appel, MD, department chair, and other faculty lead the conference and provide hands-on teaching and "clinical pearls" for the overall assessment of the patient.
Thursday Resident Lectures include several topics in neuroscience (neuroanatomy, neurophysiology and pharmacology, neuropathology, neurogenetics, and neuroimmunology) in addition to relevant topics outside standard neurology, morbidity/mortality rounds and journal clubs.
Neurology Grand Rounds occur at noon every Friday at the Houston Methodist Hospital and Pediatric Grand Rounds occur at 8:00 a.m. Fridays at The Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Residents are required to attend. Each PGY4 resident provides a grand rounds presentation on their topic of choice.
Subspecialty Journal Club occurs each second Thursday of the month, and residents present up-to-date publications on the pathogenesis, evaluation and treatment of neurological subspecialty disorders, including movement disorders, stroke/vascular neurology, epilepsy, sleep medicine, neuromuscular medicine, and neuroimmunology. Articles are chosen by faculty and/or resident to present and critique study design and methods, results, and implication upon clinical practice.
Resident Basic Science Lectures PGY3 neurology residents are expected to present advances in neurology/neuroscience under the guidance of a mentor who specializes in the field of research and/or care. The lectures occur throughout the year on Wednesdays (noon) and are presented to the department and open to the other clinicians and scientists in the medical center.
These lectures provide a superb opportunity for the resident to delve into the pathophysiology of disease as well as understand the direction of current research and the advances in the care, diagnosis, and treatment of neurology diseases. It also provides an unparalleled experience in the critical analysis and critique of research studies and in communication skills, all under the mentorship of experts that are renowned in their field.