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The MedStar Health—Georgetown University Hospital Residency Program in Neurology (MGNNR)

The Neurology Residency program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital educates future leaders in neurology, preparing them for compassionate and scientifically excellent patient care. Our distinguished program gives residents the opportunity to pursue either a clinically based career, as they develop into master clinicians, or a career in academic research, as clinician-scientists.

We are a categorical program that offers clinical training at some of the nation’s finest teaching hospitals, located in the Washington, D.C., region. Training at our hospitals gives residents an opportunity to experience a variety of neurological presentations across a diverse socio-economic background.

Our collaboration with the National Institutes of Health, specifically the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, to foster research and scholarship in the residency program.

This unique combination of core rotations in clinical training plus exposure to research gives our residents unparalleled opportunities to learn neurology across the full spectrum of neurologic subspecialties.

Our residents receive training in:

  • Inpatient General Neurology, Stroke and Consult services
  • Neurocritical care rotations
  • EMU and Epilepsy rotation
  • Subspecialty clinic rotations in movement disorders, headache, neuro-muscular, multiple sclerosis, neuro-ophthalmology, and epilepsy
  • Continuity Clinic care
  • Elective rotations in subspecialties: Cognitive Disorders, Epilepsy, Headache Clinic, Movement Disorders, MS / Neuroimmunology, Neuromuscular Clinic, Neurocritical care, Neurointerventional, Neuro oncology, Neuro-ophthalmology, Neuro-rehabilitation, and Sleep Medicine.
To Learn More About the Opportunities Our Program Offers Trainees, Read Messages From Our Chair and our Program Director.

 

Why train here

MedStar Georgetown’s NIH Neurology Residency is a fully accredited categorical four-year program that provides training across the depth and breadth of neurology.

By beginning your career with us, you’ll be welcomed into a training program renowned for its reach and scope:

  •  MedStar Health is the 10th largest nonprofit hospital system in the U.S. 
  • We have the ninth largest graduate medical education department in the country
  • Residents rotate through the National Institutes of Health, the largest research institute in the world. The National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to basic science and clinical research in neurology.
  • Trainees benefit from a full-time faculty of more than 70 individuals across our affiliated institutions, providing training opportunities in all neurologic subspecialties.

Residents receive Pediatric Neurology training in inpatient and outpatient settings at Children’s National Medical Center, one of the largest Neurology departments in the country

The program gives residents ample elective time to foster their individual growth and further explore their interests in neurology. 

Clinical and academic excellence

Residents develop clinical skills in neurology by providing comprehensive care to adult and pediatric neurology patients. 

Special emphasis is placed on certain neurological disorders being researched by Georgetown Neurology faculty, such as :

  • Epilepsy

  • Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders

  • Multiple sclerosis

  • Stroke

  • Headache

  • Neurological complications of cancer

  • Intraoperative monitoring

  • Neuro-muscular disorders

  • Dementia

  • Neuro-ophthalmology

  • Neurocritical care

All full-time attendings are excellent general neurologists, experienced in the diagnosis and management of neurologic disorders. Each also has one or two areas of special interest.

 

A list of awards for excellence given to the residency

Curriculum

The Clinician Scholar Track trains residents to become excellent practicing neurologists. It provides residents with foundational rotations in inpatient and outpatient Neurology and provides significant elective time to explore and pursue their interest in Neurology. Clinician scholars can use their elective time for research at the NIH or research, either in the Department of Neurology or in one of the affiliated labs at Georgetown University Medical Center.

The Clinician Scientist Track trains a dedicated resident to becoming a clinician and a researcher. It provides the same foundational rotations in inpatient and outpatient Neurology as the Clinician Scholar. The elective time is protected so the clinician scientist and pursue a dedicated research project at the NIH with a faculty mentor.We also offer a Global Health Track for interested PGY-3 resident which includes didactics and a rotation abroad.

Rotations

Clinician scholar track rotation schedule

  • PGY-1 Year

    • Neurology PGY-1s complete their required medicine rotations at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital and affiliates.
    • 16 weeks of Neurology
      • 4 weeks of Wards
      • 4 Stroke
      • 4 Consults and Clinic (1/2 day each)
      • 2 weeks of Neuroradiology in AM and Neuropathology in PM
      • 2 weeks vacation
  • PGY-2 Year

    • Georgetown Elective: 4 weeks
    • Georgetown Neurology Ward and Stroke Service: 12 weeks
    • Georgetown Epilepsy: 4 weeks
    • Georgetown Neurology Night Float: 4 weeks (divided into two-week blocks)
    • Georgetown Subpspecialty Outpatient Clinic: 4 weeks
    • MedStar Washington Neurology Consult Service: 12 weeks
    • MedStar Washington Neurocritical Care: 4 weeks
    • MedStar Washington Night Float: 4 weeks (divided into two-week blocks)
    • Residents participate in a weekly half-day continuity clinic at MedStar Washington, providing the opportunity to manage patients longitudinally over several years
  • PGY-3 Year

    • Georgetown Neurology Consult Service: 8 weeks
    • Georgetown Elective: 8 weeks
    • Georgetown Epilepsy: 2 weeks
    • Georgetown Subspecialty Outpatient Clinic: 4 weeks
    • Georgetown Neurology Night Float: 2 weeks
    • Pediatric Neurology (Children’s National Medical Center): 4 weeks
    • MedStar Washington Elective: 4 weeks
    • MedStar Washington Chief: 4 weeks
    • MedStar Washington Stroke: 8 weeks
    • MedStar Washington Night Float: 4 weeks
    • Residents participate in a weekly half-day continuity clinic at MedStar Washington, providing them the opportunity to manage patients longitudinally over several years
  • PGY-4 Year

    • Georgetown Neurology Chief Resident: 8 weeks
    • Georgetown Psychiatry: 4 weeks
    • Georgetown Subpecialty Chief Clinic: 4 weeks
    • Georgetown Elective (clinic, research, consults): 12 weeks
    • Pediatric Inpatient Neurology (Children’s National Medical Center): 4 weeks
    • Pediatric Outpatient Neurology (Children’s National Medical Center): 4 weeks
    • MedStar Washington Elective: 4 weeks
    • MedStar Washington Chief: 4 weeks
    • NIH (National Institute of Health) Clinical Research: 4 weeks
    • Residents participate in a weekly half-day continuity clinic at MedStar Washington, providing them the opportunity to manage patients longitudinally over several years

Clinician scientist track rotation schedule

We also offer a Global Health Track for interested PGY-3 resident which includes didactics and a rotation abroad.
  • PGY-1 Year

    • Neurology PGY-1s complete their required medicine rotations at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital and affiliates.
    • 16 weeks of Neurology
      • 4 weeks of Wards
      • 4 Stroke
      • 4 Consults and Clinic (1/2 day each)
      • 2 weeks of Neuroradiology in AM and Neuropathology in PM
      • 2 weeks vacation
  • PGY-2 Year

    • NIH Research: four weeks

    • MedStarGeorgetown Neurology Ward Service: eight weeks

    • MedStarGeorgetown Epilepsy: four weeks

    • MedStarGeorgetown Neurology Night Float: four weeks (divided into two-week blocks)

    • MedStarGeorgetown Outpatient Clinic: four weeks

    • MedStarWashington Neurology Consult Service: 12 weeks

    • MedStarWashington Neurocritical Care: four weeks

    • Washington Hospital Center Night Float: four weeks

    • Residents participate in a weekly half-day continuity clinic at Washington Hospital Center, providing them the opportunity to manage patients longitudinally over several years

  • PGY-3 Year

    • Georgetown Neurology Consult Service: 8 weeks
    • NIH Research: 12 weeks
    • Georgetown Epilepsy: 2 weeks
    • Georgetown Subspecialty Outpatient Clinic: 4 weeks
    • Georgetown Neurology Night Float: 2 weeks
    • Pediatric Neurology (Children’s National Medical Center): 4 weeks
    • MedStar Washington Chief: 4 weeks
    • MedStar Washington Stroke: 8 weeks
    • MedStar Washington Night Float: 4 weeks
    • Residents participate in a weekly half-day continuity clinic at MedStar Washington, providing them the opportunity to manage patients longitudinally over several years
  • PGY-4 Year

    • Georgetown Neurology Chief Resident: 8 weeks
    • Georgetown Psychiatry: 4 weeks
    • Georgetown Subpecialty Chief Clinic: 4 weeks
    • NIH Reserach: 16 weeks
    • Pediatric Inpatient Neurology (Children’s National Medical Center): 4 weeks
    • Pediatric Outpatient Neurology (Children’s National Medical Center): 4 weeks
    • MedStar Washington Elective: 4 weeks
    • MedStar Washington Chief: 4 weeks
    • NIH (National Institute of Health) Clinical Research: 4 weeks
    • Residents participate in a weekly half-day continuity clinic at MedStar Washington, providing them the opportunity to manage patients longitudinally over several years

Schedule

Medstar Georgetown Inpatient PGY-2, 3 and 4 rotation schedule

 Time  Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday
 8 - 9:30 a.m.  AM Report  AM Report  Chief Case conference  Grand Rounds  AM Report
 9:30 - noon  Rounds  Rounds

 Rounds

 

 

Floor Work

Rounds

 

 

Floor Work

 Rounds

 

 

Floor Work

 moon - 1 p.m.  Neurophysiology Lecture Series  Stroke Conference
 1 - 4:30 p.m.  Floor Work  Academic Half-Day
Floor Work
 4:30 - 8 p.m.  Short Call   Short Call   Short Call   Short Call  Short Call

Medstar Washington Hospital Center Inpatient PGY-2, 3 and 4 rotation schedule

 

 Time  Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday
 8 - 9:30 a.m.  AM Report AM Report AM Report   AM Report    Weekly Case Review
 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Consults
 
 Consults  Consults  Consults   Consults
 1 - 4:30 pm.  Academic Half-Day
4:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.  Short Call  Short Call  Short Call  Short Call   Short Call

Training locations

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

MedStar Georgetown is a tertiary referral hospital. The neurology services house the majority of their patients in units staffed by nurses trained in neurological disease.

3800 Reservoir Rd., NW
Washington, D.C., 20007

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Due to the high prevalence of HIV in Washington D.C., this rotation includes a large volume of neuro-infectious disease experience. Residents also participate in leading-edge stroke trials.

110 Irving St., NW
Washington, DC, 20010

National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke

Residents spend elective time at NINDS and can perform research at any point throughout their residency.

6001 Executive Blvd.
Rockville, MD 20852

Children’s National Medical Center

Residents receive their required three months of pediatric neurology training in CNMC’s highly regarded Neurology Department, recently ranked fourth in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

111 Michigan Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20010

Application information

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Deleon Mitchell

Program Coordinator, Neurology Education

Deleon.B.Mitchell@gunet.georgetown.edu