Columbia's passion for rigorous scholarship and collaborative engagement is most evident in the daily, weekly, and monthly educational opportunities provided to Neurology Residents throughout the year. These include:
This weekly series brings together faculty and residents in an intimate, relaxed setting for a resident-led, round-table discussion regarding the diagnosis and treatment of a recent, often perplexing, neurological case. Usually, the cases are either rare disorders or unusual presentations of common disorders.
Morning Report with Dr. Lewis P. Rowland and Dr. Linda Lewis
Chief of Service
During this weekly morning conference, a resident presents an interesting neurological case to chairman Dr. Richard Mayeux. Together, we examine the patient and brainstorm on the next steps in diagnostic work up and/or management.
During this weekly noontime conference, a medical student presents an interesting case to one of several rotating senior faculty members. Like with Chief of Service, the group then examines the patient and discusses future steps in diagnosis and management.
Senior Resident Journal Club with Chairman Dr. Richard Mayeux and guest contributor Dr. James Riviello, Chief of Child Neurology
This series is a showcase of neurology. Within the Neurological Institute, prominent leaders in the field, as well as junior scientists beginning their careers, present weekly lectures on a range of topics including clinical advancements, basic science and translational research, ethics, epidemiology, and much more.
Noon Conference Lecture Series
Beginning every July, this year-long curriculum series features lectures by Columbia neurology faculty who are often also experts in the given topic. The lecture topics progress in complexity over the course of the year.
Resident's Journal Club
This discussion club has existed for decades and provides a welcome and informal opportunity to learn the latest findings, and debate the literature. Every month, residents and faculty, including sub-specialty experts, meet to discuss a recent article from the neurology literature, and debate the findings. Often, the article under discussion is the work of a Columbia faculty member, providing a direct opportunity for residents to exchange ideas with an established research leader.
Resident's Journal Club with Dr. Lewis P. Rowland and Dr. Blair Ford
Evidence Based Neurology
Led by a resident in the PGY3 class, this monthly conference centers around the discussion of a classic paper in the neurological literature. Residents and faculty meet to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the paper, and address the impact it has had on clinical practice and management.