Academic Track

Most of your training takes place at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (MSBI) and Mount Sinai Phillips Ambulatory Care Center in New York City. We treat a diverse socioeconomic population and receive referrals from across the country, guaranteeing you a wide variety of clinical experiences. We provide dedicated time for research.

Outside of MSBI, you do one-month rotations in neuro-oncology at The Mount Sinai Hospital and in neuro-ophthalmology at The Mount Sinai New York Eye and Ear Infirmary during the PGY-4 year. PGY-3 and PGY-4 residents rotate through the weekly Mount Sinai West Multiple Sclerosis Clinic and can go to Mount Sinai West for an elective rotation in headache. You can also participate in elective rotations at The Mount Sinai Hospital in areas such as interventional radiology, endovascular neurology, neuro-intensive care, neuro-rehabilitation, multiple sclerosis, and pain.

Our program features include:

  • Protected blocks of educational time
  • Certified NIH stroke center: We have received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association “Get With The Guidelines®” Stroke Gold plus Quality Achievement Awards for its success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients
  • Nationally recognized multi-disciplinary clinics for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and movement disorders, which is designated as a Center of Excellence by both the National Parkinson's Foundation and Bachmann Strauss Dystonia and Parkinson’s Foundation
  • Paid American Academy of Neurology membership and Residency In-Service Training Examination testing
  • Paid attendance to local and national meetings
  • On call an average of two to five times a month

Inpatient Experience: You gain exposure to a large, demographically diverse patient population, and participate in the care of a broad range of neurological conditions such as epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, movement, and neuromuscular disorders. You help care for all patients admitted on the neurology floor. In the PGY-4, you help run the inpatient service and also lead the neurology consult team; requests come from the emergency room, medical and surgical intensive care units, and other inpatient services. You take on increasing independence throughout the residency.

Outpatient Experience: You learn to run a successful neurological practice and gain exposure to the subspecialties in preparation for fellowship training. You spend a half-day a week at the continuity clinic, at Mount Sinai Phillips Ambulatory Care Center. At the clinic, we teach procedures such as Botulinum toxin injections for headache and spasticity.

Teaching and Research Opportunities: You work with the rotating Mount Sinai medical students in the hospital and the clinic and teach the house staff in internal medicine and psychiatry. Your educational time extends from work rounds into resident conferences. We believe that conference time takes precedence over work responsibilities.

Typical Schedule. A typical academic schedule follows. Please note that each year, you get a month’s vacation, usually taken two weeks at a time.

PGY-2

  • Neurology Inpatient Service, 4 months
  • Neurology Consult Service, 2 months
  • Psychiatry, 1 month
  • Critical Care, 1 month
  • Neuroradiology, 1 month
  • Neuromuscular, 1 month
  • Electroencephalogram , 1 month

PGY-3

  • Neurology Consult Service, 4 months
  • Elective, 2 months
  • Pediatric Neurology, 2 months
  • Research/Advanced Clinic Studies, 1 month
  • Movement Disorders, 1 month
  • Electroencephalogram, 1 month

PGY-4

  • Elective, 4 months
  • Chief Duties (Consult/Floor), 4 months
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology, 1 month
  • Neuro-Oncology, 1 month
  • Pediatric Neurology, 1 month

Over the past two years, our residents have completed the following electives:

  • Endovascular neurology 
  • Electromyography sub-fellowship
  • Epilepsy/EEG
  • Headache
  • Infectious disease
  • Interventional radiology
  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disease/EMG
  • Neurointensive care
  • Neuro-rehabilitation
  • Pain/palliative
  • Sleep neurology
  • Sports neurology
  • Stroke
  • Surgical epilepsy

In addition to rotations, you attend weekly and monthly conferences. You have dedicated protected educational time on Fridays, from 1 pm to 4 pm. The conferences include:

Weekly Conferences

    • Board Review
    • Case conference
    • Didactic Lecture Series
    • Grand Rounds

Bimonthly Conferences

    • Chief rounds (with PGY-2s)
    • Epilepsy/Electroencephalogram  Conference
    • Neuro-anatomy/Neurophysiology Review
    • Chair's Rounds
    • Neuro-radiology Conference

Monthly Conferences

    • Journal club
    • Movement disorder didactic conference
    • Neuromuscular conference
    • Team case conference

Periodic Conferences

    • Emergency neurology lecture series
    • Ethics sessions
    • Morbidity and mortality/root cause analysis presentations