Residency Education

2024 Spring Chairs Session: Promoting Research Among Residents & Fellows
Engaging residents in research is essential for developing the physician-scientists who will play key roles in neurological discovery and advancement of treatment. Barriers to success include the many time commitments of residents and faculty, difficulty with connecting residents with mentors, and financial support for resident research efforts. The speakers will discuss approaches to overcoming these obstacles and promoting participation of neurology residents in research.

2023 Webinar: Resident Expectations and Generation Z
In the first half, David Gordon will discuss the unique background and perspective of Generation Z learners, the roles of unconscious biases on the perspectives of Generation Z learners and their instructors, and the five main expectations of Generation Z residents. In the second half, Zach London will review examples of effective teaching strategies that can appeal to a younger generation of learners, including microlearning, game-based learning, and social media-based learning.

2023 Department Chairs and Program Director’s Forum
This course will provide an interactive discussion of topics that are relevant to Neurology education and training.  Specifically, the course will cover the following:

  1. The ACGME Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER): Challenges and Opportunities (Dr. Fischer)
  2. Creating and maintaining diversity and inclusion in GME training programs (Dr. Gutierrez)
  3. Update on ACGME effort (FTE) requirements for Program Directors and Coordinators (Dr. Schuyler and Dr. Copeland)
  4. Update on Neurology fellowship application timelines and processes (Dr. Schuyler, Dr. Copeland, and Dr. Gutierrez)

2023 Program Director's Workshop: Managing the Circus: Juggling All the Responsibilities of a PD
The job of the Program Director involves wearing many different hats (administrator, educator, mentor, advocate, recruiter, life coach, compliance officer, to name but a few) and the PD’s roles seem to keep expanding.  This course will review the importance of these various roles and discuss how to prioritize and manage these myriad responsibilities in order to create a successful residency program and thrive as a PD. 

2022 Department Chairs and Program Director’s Forum
The course covered: 1. Challenges and opportunities afforded by training Neurology residents and fellows at multiple sites; 2. Update on ACGME changes starting July 2022; 3. Update on Neurology fellowship application timelines; 4. Virtual recruitment of residents and fellows. Is it here to stay?

2022 Program Director's Workshop: Neurology Residency Education in the Age of Millennials and Gen Z
During this session, Dr. David Lee Gordon (University of Oklahoma) discusses Neurology Residency Education in the Age of Millennials and the fast-rising Generation Z. A Program Director-led panel discussion follows the presentation.

2022 Spring Chairs Session: Simulations for Training in Neurology
Simulation is emerging as an essential technique for teaching in Neurology, facilitating instruction on the diagnosis and management of both common and unusual neurological disorders. Both speakers have substantial experience in applying simulation-based learning in Neurology and will discuss the current state and future potential of this approach.

2021 Department Chairs and Program Director’s Forum
The course covered: Funding of Neurology Resident education; Funding of Neurology Fellowship positions and education; The role of philanthropy in funding Neurology programs; The new and prominent role of digital (virtual) platforms in education and recruitment; and A discussion of how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed Neurology programs.

2021 AUPN Fall Chair's Session 3: Supply and Demand in Neurology Subspecialties: How can you match the trajectories of trainees to the needs of the present and future? (Held in Conjunction with the ANA Annual Meeting). This session explored the approaches different chairs use to encourage trainees to consider fellowships in needed subspecialties.

2021 Department Chairs and Program Director’s Forum: The Role of Quality and Safety in Neurologic Training
This course will provide an interactive discussion of topics which are relevant to Neurology education and training.

2018 AUPN Program Directors Workshop: The International Medical Graduate Trainee
The 2018 Program Director’s workshop will focus on the International Medical Graduate (IMG) trainee. The first part of this workshop will provide an overview of current and future contributions of IMGs to the neurology workforce as well as discuss how to approach the selection process of IMGs and what PDs need to know about complying with immigration laws and visas. The second part of the workshop will focus on the IMG resident experience. A panel of internationally trained neurology trainees and faculty will share their experiences with preparing for US residency, orientation to the US healthcare system, discrimination in the workplace, and other relevant topics to PDs. Group discussion will be focused on how neurology PDs can promote a training environment that will optimize the wellness and success of our IMG residents.

2017- A Program Director’s Perspective: A Day in the Life of a Program Director, Service Education Balance, Program Director Turnover (slides only)

2016 AUPN Program Directors Workshop: Residency Recruitment, Retention, and Resources
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1. Identify opportunities to improve your resident recruitment process. 2. Discuss ways to prepare incoming residents for their neurology training. 3. Develop a method for getting your faculty to provide more valuable feedback to your trainees. 4. Identify ways to build a strong curriculum vitae and educator's portfolio as a program director

2015 Education Special Interest Group (SIG): Global Neurology Education
Neurologic education is a global enterprise, and effective neurologic education is needed for optimal prevention, diagnosis, and management of neurologic disease worldwide. The 2015 Education Special Interest Group session will discuss the role of U.S. neurology residents in training local providers and sustaining neurology care in low income countries; the development of a certificate program in global and humanitarian neurology for neurology residents; the role of U.S. Neurology residents and students as embedded medical educators internationally; ongoing regional educational initiatives for neurology trainees from low income countries, and the role of bidirectional partnerships in global neurology education and research training. Brief presentations by experts involved in these initiatives will be followed by ample time for a lively discussion.

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