The general neurology inpatient service at University Hospital, commonly referred to as "the Red team," is the heart of the inpatient experience during your residency training. Comprised of an attending, one senior neurology resident, 2-3 junior neurology residents, and several UAB medical students, the red team takes care all neurology inpatients except stroke and seizure monitoring unit patients. There is a different attending every month of the year and, without exception, each attending is eager and willing to teach.
We admit patients to this service with such problems as complicated seizures, neurological diseases requiring procedures/infusions (such as IVIg or Plasma Exchange), tertiary referral diagnostic conundrums, and a host of other neurologic complaints. As with all inpatient services at UAB, there is exceptional support from ancillary medical professionals (nurses, pharmacy, PT/OT, speech, dietary, social workers) so that residents have ample time for patient care and reading time. Junior neurology residents are allowed autonomy to diagnose and treat their patients with guidance and back-up close by from the senior neurology resident and an always-available attending.