General Residency Information


Augusta University Neurology Residency Program

Neurology Residency Program Links:

APPLICATION PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

GENERAL INFO

Patient Rounds
Rounds are made with the faculty and residents on a daily basis, and occur at Augusta University Medical Center, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and/or the Children's Hospital of Georgia according to the patient population of each service.

Call Schedule
Night Float
8 Weeks as a PGY-2
4 Weeks as a PGY-3/PGY-4
Saturday 24 hr call as a PGY-2 once a month

Salary and Benefits, FY 2017 (July 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016)
PGY 1 $49,475
PGY 2 $51,139
PGY 3 $52,917
PGY 4 $55,071
PGY 5 $57,327


Salary and Benefits, FY 2017 (January 1, 2017 - June 30, 2017)
PGY 1 $50,652
PGY 2 $52,359
PGY 3 $54,207
PGY 4 $56,533
PGY 5 $58,770


Criminal Background Check
A House Officer's contract is contingent upon consenting to a criminal background check through Augusta University Division of Public Safety

Time Off
Each resident is allowed 21 days off for annual leave, to be taken in 7 day blocks. Annual leave does not accrue from year to year.

Each resident is given 7 days per year of leave to attend educational conferences.

Residents are allowed 5 days for off-campus interviews.

Residents are allocated 14 days of sick leave per year and may accrue to a maximum of 21 days. After the first year 7 days of sick leave may carry over.

Annual, conference, and educational leave dates are subject to the approval of the resident's attending, chief resident and program director. Leave requests should be submitted 30 days ahead of time.

Education Conferences
Morning Report -- Daily education session with ward attending and residents. Residents on call present cases seen during the previous night and these cases are used as discussion for the day's educational session.

Monday Resident Conferences -- These weekly conferences give instruction in a variety of areas ranging from neurologic disorders to specific case discussions.

Neuromuscular Conference -- Monthly conference focused around neuromuscular disorders and their treatment.

Neuroradiology Conference -- Weekly teaching session educating residents in reading films and applying this to the treatment of their patients.

GME Lecture Series -- Lecture series provided by the Graduate Medical Education office to give residents training in areas not provided by the Department of Neurology.

Grand Rounds -- Weekly conference with topics ranging from case presentations to the latest treatments in neurology. This conference frequently has visiting professors from around the nation. One week per month is focused on Pediatric Neurology.

Professor Rounds -- Weekly education session where the ward resident chooses a challenging case and an attending goes over the case and the group discusses treatment options and other issues regarding the case.

Friday Lecture Series -- This weekly lecture series encompasses several series of lectures throughout the year. These sessions include a block for neuroanatomy, urgent neurology, child neurology, neuromuscular disorders, stroke, epilepsy, and other areas of importance.

Neuropathology -- Monthly conference with pathology faculty.

Epilepsy Conference -- Monthly conference focusing on epilepsy treatment and new medications available in this area.

Stroke Conference -- Monthly conference with an emphasis on stroke treatment, new treatment modalities, and case presentations.

M & M Conference -- Departmental morbidity and mortality review.

Other Benefits
Resident benefits include group health insurance for the resident, malpractice insurance, group life insurance, disability insurance and parking. Dental insurance, health insurance for the resident's family, and additional life insurance are available at an additional cost.

Approximately 210 third-year medical students rotate through the Department of Neurology each year. Our residents assume roles of mentor, teacher, and advisor.

For additional resident information, visit the Augusta University Graduate Medical Education site: www.gru.edu/Resident/