The resident lecture series is likely one of the most comprehensive lecture series in the country. Lectures are scheduled five days a week throughout the entire year except holidays. Lectures are given by faculty both within and outside the department and also include nationally known speakers. Important topics include introductory topics, anatomy, neurobiology, pharmacology, coverage of all subspecialty topics, review of clinical trials in all subspecialties, psychiatry, biostatistics, and a business series preparing for life after residency. Educational funding has offered our program the unique opportunity of providing lunch for the residents throughout the entire year.
Morning reports focus on clinical cases and are as follows: Monday-neuroradiology, Tuesday-neuro-oncology, Wednesday-general neurology, Thursday-neuromuscular, and Friday-epilepsy which includes video EEG interpretation. Professor rounds - every Wednesday from 1-2:00 pm. Neurology/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds - every Tuesday from 8-9:00 am and involves topics from faculty/residents in both departments along with faculty from other UAB departments (psychiatry, neurobiology, PM&R) and nationally recognized speakers from outside institutions. Many other optional conferences are available, such as brain cutting, tumor board, epilepsy conference, neuromuscular conference, and several pediatric neurology conferences, just to name a few.
Each Tuesday morning, faculty, residents, and medical students attend Grand Rounds in the West Pavilion Auditorium (Conference Rm E). Presenters are current Neurology and Neurosurgery faculty, Neurology Senior Residents, endowed lectureships, and visiting professors from universities across the United States and the world.
Topics covered include the latest research efforts in all current neurological efforts. In addition, a clinico-pathological series reviews interesting cases that involve neurology, neuropathology, neurosurgery, and neuroradiology.