A typical inpatient work day is from 7am to 5pm. Twice weekly before rounds a resident will present anatomy of the day followed by morning report with faulty attendance or brain cutting with the neuropathology department. On Wednesday mornings from 9am to 1pm the junior residents attend grand rounds and resident didactics while the senior residents on service hold the pagers. Sign-out occurs at 5pm at which time each junior resident on service will alternate “long call” which occurs from 5-7pm prior to the night float resident arrival. Overnight coverages occurs through a night float system from 7pm to 7am at UCLA Ronald Reagan hospital and an overnight home call system from 5pm to 7am at the VA and Olive View Hospitals.
Our 4+2 system allows for two-week outpatient rotations to gain exposure to and explore various neurology subspecialties. The outpatient daily schedule is generally 8am to 5pm though varies by clinic. PGY-2 residents rotate through a variety of clinics at all of the training sites:
- Continuity Clinics
- Movement Disorders
During this rotation residents gain additional procedural practice in the resident LP clinic, botox clinic, and EMG neuromuscular clinics. There are also incorporated half-days for self-study and admin time. As a PGY-3 and PGY-4, the schedule allows for generous elective time to further develop individual interests and hone neurology clinical skills.