The faculty/resident ratio is a real strength of our program, with 21 full-time faculty members and a number of part-time faculty.
Wherever possible, neurology house officers are placed in teaching roles.
- PG2 residents will mentor and teach the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth students and interns rotating through the neurology ward service.
- PG3 residents will mentor and teach the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth students and interns rotation through the neurology consult service and pediatric neurology.
- PG4 residents are considered junior faculty, hold the appointment of Instructor at the Geisel School of Medicine and are responsible for instructing medical students and residents at all levels of training on the Neurology Services.
The objectives of this approach are to instill the motivation for intensive learning that successful teaching demands, and secondarily, to provide the resident an opportunity to experience the teaching aspects of academic medicine before making career choices.
All residents are required to participate with neurology faculty members in clinical research. Opportunities are available for basic research in epileptology, microbiology, neuropathology, neuropsychology, neuroendocrinology, neuropharmacology, molecular genetics, neurooncology, and neuroimmunology. Collaborations with Dartmouth College basic researchers are also available.
Each resident is provided a full-time attending staff advisor who will serve as mentor and senior colleague regarding curriculum and research projects. Residents are expected to choose their research faculty advisor by the second half of their first year. The assignment of advisors may change if the need arises.
It is expected that residents will meet with their advisors quarterly.