Second Year (PGY3)
During the second year, residents primarily rotate through consult services on both the East and West Campuses of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and at Children’s Hospital. In addition, there is a rotation in the Neuro-ICU at BIDMC with the multidisciplinary team caring for acutely ill Neurology and Neurosurgery patients. Residents also rotate through the neurological intensive care medicine at Children’s Hospital, and a rotation in the Beth Israel Deaconess Emergency Department, in which the resident will have the opportunity to participate in emergency evaluation and management of patients with neurological complaints. Residents also spend time in the Neuro ICU at Beth Israel Deaconess rounding with the Stroke team on acutely ill stroke patients.
Second year residents participate in the night-float schedule in the first half of the year. The Emergency Department rotation has no overnight call, but includes some weekend days. The resident on the Children’s Intensive Care rotation takes night call from home.
In addition to broadening exposure to a wide variety of clinical neurology, second year residents develop research projects, finalize career goals and apply for fellowships.