Required Rotations and Electives

Required rotations

The Dartmouth Hitchcock Neurology residency requires all residents to complete the following rotations some of which are required by the ACGME and some with are required by this program:

  • 4 Blocks General Inpatient Service
  • 5 Blocks Vascular Inpatient Service
  • 3 Blocks General Consult Service
  • 3 Blocks Pediatric Neurology
  • 1 Block Psychiatry
  • 1 Block Neuro ICU Service
  • 1 Block Night Float
  • 2 Blocks Epilepsy/EMU
  • 1 Block Neuromuscular/EMG
  • ½ Block Neuro Radiology
  • ½ Block Hospice and Palliative Care
  • ½ Block Headache Medicine
  • ½ Block Outpatient Subspecialty Clinic

Electives

Residents will have a total of approximately 22 weeks of elective time throughout their residency. Electives may include the following areas:

  • Cerebrovascular disease
  • Clinical epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Neuro-immunology/Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disease and clinical neurophysiology
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Neuropathology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Pain medicine
  • Pediatric neurology
  • Sleep disorders

Current block rotations

PG1

  • 7 blocks of Medicine (IM will schedule)
  • 1 block of IM night float - split into 2 two-week blocks
  • 1 block of Research
  • 2 weeks of Neuro ICU
  • 2 weeks of Adult General Inpatient Neurology
  • 2 weeks of Adult Inpatient Neurology
  • 2 weeks of General Consult Service
  • 2 weeks of Neurology Outpatient Subspecialty Clinic
  • 2 weeks of Neurology Bootcamp
  • 1 block of Elective

PG2

  • 3 blocks of Adult General Inpatient Neurology (averages, can vary)
  • 2 blocks Adult Inpatient Vascular Neurology
  • 1 block of night float- this will be split into 2 two week blocks during the year.
  • 1 block of Epilepsy
  • 1 block of Pediatric Neurology
  • 2 weeks of Headache
  • 2 weeks of Neuromuscular
  • 2 weeks of Neuro Radiology
  • 2 weeks of Outpatient Subspecialty Neurology
  • 4 weeks of Elective
  • 4 weeks of Vacation/Sick and Personal Days

PG3

  • 2 blocks DHMC Vascular Neurology Team leader
  • 3 blocks General Consult Service
  • 1 block of night float – this will be broken into 2 two week rotations
  • 1 block of Pediatric Neurology
  • 1 block of Neurocritical Care
  • 3 blocks Electives 4 weeks of Vacation/Sick and Personal Days

PG4

  • 3 blocks Adult Inpatient General Neurology, Chief Resident
  • 1 block of Pediatric Neurology
  • 1 block of Stroke, Chief Resident
  • 1 block of Psychiatry
  • 1 block of Night Float – scheduled as two separate 2 week blocks during the year
  • ½ block Palliative Medicine
  • 3 ½ blocks of Elective/Research
  • 4 weeks of Vacation/Personal and Sick Days