Department of Neurology




Clinician/Educator Track

in the

Neurology Residency Training



Description of the Program:

The Neurology residency program, in collaboration with Internal Medicine and Psychiatry, offers a “Leadership in Medical Education (LME)” track. This is a 3-year program that beings in PGY2 and continues until graduation.

While all residents have many opportunities for teaching, the Leadership in Medical Education (LME) pathway is intended for residents who wish to further develop the skills necessary for becoming an effective educator and leader in the medical education community. The primary goal of the pathway is to establish a solid foundation in the essential theories of adult learning and apply that knowledge in real life practice.

Elements of the Track:

• Participation in a monthly seminar series on educational principles, curricular strategies, adult learning theory and other aspects of medical education. Half of the sessions are neurology only, and the other half are combined together with Internal Medicine and Psychiatry.

• Involvement in IQ and/or IQ+ at the medical school

• Planning and oversight of the orientation process for PGY2s at the start of the academic year

• Engagement in teaching: Neurology Residency, Block 6 at the medical school, teaching to other department residency programs (e.g., IM, Psych, Family Med)

• Participation in the UH GME and the SOM Education Retreats

• Being Resident members of the Department’s Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) which meets quarterly to discuss education and curricular topics in the department.

• Participation in one “outside” CME program related to education/leadership (funded by the track, for example, the Principles of Medical Education course: Maximizing Your Teaching Skills

• A scholarly component that would need to be completed by the time of graduation or transfer to a fellowship program (could be an educational research project, development of a curricular series, or other educationally focused project)

• Completion of CREC training for IRB (whether or not an IRB protocol is submitted)

• All residents in this track attend courses at the Weatherhead School of Management which upon completion leads to a Certificate of Leadership in Medical Education. This course work occurs in PGY3 and PGY4 and consist of four programs/courses – two required and two electives.


Introduction to Emotional intelligence

Igniting Positive Change through Appreciative Inquiry


The Neuroscience of Leadership (Emotional Intelligence)

Leading with Greater Self-Awareness (Emotional Intelligence)

Communication Strategies for Women in Leadership (Women in Leadership)

Coach Approach: Initiating Dialogues for Effective Outcomes (Coaching)

Influencing at All Levels (Communication)

Interpersonal Communication Skills (Communication)

Mastering Cross Cultural Communication (Communication)

Beyond Features and Benefits: Tools for Experienced-Based Innovation (Design)

Enhancing Customer Experience through Design (Design)

Manage Your Mind First: The Promise of Mindfulness in an Uncertain Time (Emotional Intelligence)

Manage Your Energy. Not Just Your Time (Communication)


Selection for residents occurs in this track is through a process of application and selection by a sub-set of the Program Evaluation Committee at the beginning of the PGY2. Two or three PGY2 residents are accepted into this track. The faculty mentor for this program will be the Neurology Program Director.

Present Residents in this track:

PGY5 Ted Bowen
PGY5 Han Wang
PGY4 Danielle Weiss
PGY4 Lee Neilson
PGY3 Fajun Wang
PGY3 Allyson Connor
PGY3 Naveen George