Scholarship and Mentorship
Neurology residents are assigned a mentor in the PGY1 year and are encouraged to seek out additional mentorship as they refine their subspecialty career and research interests.
Residents are expected to produce three examples of scholarship during their training. Scholarship may take the form of journal articles of all types, posters at either regional or national meetings, a Case-of-the-Month published on the BCM website, or a Performance Improvement project.
Scholarship is presented at an annual research symposium. The best research work is given an award at the graduation ceremony. Grant proposal writing and future research fellowship can be planned during the senior residency years. Residents with a serious commitment and background in research may be eligible to join the one year research track, which allows a well qualified resident with extensive research experience who wishes to develop into a clinician scientist to spend twelve months in the laboratory without extending the length of neurology training. This one year research track would ideally allow the resident to apply for a national research grant at by the end of residency training.