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MUSC Neurology

Pediatric Neurology Residency Program

Didactics & Conferences

Neurology Resident Core Curriculum

The core curriculum consists of two required noon conferences per week, which take place on Mondays and Wednesdays.  The curriculum covers a wide variety of basic science and clinical topics, with content selected according to the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s content outline for the board examination.  Lectures are given by faculty members from various departments within the University on an 18- to 24-month cycle. Many of these lectures are recorded and are available on-line for individual study. 

Morning Report

Scheduled for Wednesday mornings at 7:20 a.m.  This weekly session consists of a resident-led discussion of an interesting case.  The discussion is facilitated by an attending physician, with epilepsy, stroke, general neurology, and pediatric neurology attendings all taking part on a rotating basis.  The case is selected in advance so as to align with the attending’s expertise, thus assuring a diverse mixture of cases and a lively discussion.  

Clinical Neurophysiology Conference

Scheduled for Thursday mornings 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  This is a weekly lecture series delivered by faculty.  Three of every four weeks are devoted to neurophysiology, while the fourth week is devoted to a movement disorders video conference.  Topics covered include the neurophysiology of EEG, NCV/EMG, sleep, evoked potentials, and intraoperative monitoring.  Later in the year, the conference shifts to a case-based format; actual studies are presented and the relevant literature is reviewed.

Neuroscience Grand Rounds

Scheduled for Thursdays 11:00 to 12:00. Speakers include attending faculty, as well as guest speakers. Divisions participating in this endeavor include Adult Neurology, Pediatric Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Basic Neurosciences.

Child Neurology Thursday A.M. Conference

Scheduled for Thursdays 8:00 to 9:00. The conference format alternates between case presentations and journal club discussions.  Approximately two-thirds of the presentations are given by residents, while the remaining one-third is given by faculty.  In addition, there are occasional guest speakers.






Refractory Epilepsy Conference

10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Optional)

Morning Report

7:20 am - 8 am (Required)

Pediatric Neurology Thursday AM Conference

8:00 am - 9:00 am (Required for PGY4 and PGY5)

Pediatrics Grand Rounds -

8:00 am - 9:00 am (Optional)

Core Basic Science Noon Conference Series

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Required)

Imaging Group Lecture Series

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Optional)

Core Clinical Neurology Noon Conference Series

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Required)

Neurophysiology Series (includes Movement Disorders Video Conference every 4th week)

10:00 am - 11:00 am (Optional)

Cerebrovascular Case Conference
10:00 am - 11:00 am (Optional)

Department of Neurosciences Grand Rounds

11:00 am - 12:00 pm (Required)

Brain Tumor Conference

1:00 pm - 3 pm (Optional)

Brain Cutting

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm (Optional)


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