2017 Program Director Survey: Feedback from your adult neurology residency leadership

Zachary N. London, Jaffar Khan, Carolyn Cahill, Erica Schuyler, Jana Jo Wold, Andrew M. Southerland

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To survey adult neurology program directors (PDs) and inform the future development of neurology training programs.

METHODS: All US adult neurology PDs were invited to complete the survey. The goals were to determine the demographic makeup of residency programs, characterize curricula, understand PD and program needs, and compare results to those of a similar survey in 2007.

RESULTS: The response rate was 70.6%. PD demographics for age, faculty track status, and academic rank remain unchanged over the last decade. The proportion of female PDs and assistant PDs has increased significantly. The mean number of residents per training program has also increased significantly. Female PDs are more likely to have a junior academic rank than their male colleagues. Disparities remain between the PDs' time spent on teaching/program administration and salary support. Most PDs support moving fellowship applications later in the training cycle. The majority of PDs find the Clinical Competency Committee process useful in assessing resident competence. A minority of PDs feel that the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Milestones meet their intended purpose. Half of programs include a curriculum to supplement the clinical experience on child neurology rotations. A third of programs include a supplemental curriculum for psychiatry rotations. The majority of programs offer a general fund for residents to use to support their education.

CONCLUSION: Deficiencies exist in compensation for PDs' teaching and administrative time and for academic promotion for female PDs. These results serve as a benchmark for comparison across programs and the basis to advocate for further improvements and support for neurology residency training.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pagese1448-e1454
JournalNeurology
Volume91
Issue number15
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 9 2018

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Neurology
Internship and Residency
Curriculum
Education
Teaching
Demography
Graduate Medical Education
Benchmarking
Clinical Competence
Accreditation
Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Financial Management
Compensation and Redress
Mental Competency
Psychiatry
Surveys and Questionnaires

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  • Clinical Neurology

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London, Z. N., Khan, J., Cahill, C., Schuyler, E., Wold, J. J., & Southerland, A. M. (2018). 2017 Program Director Survey: Feedback from your adult neurology residency leadership. Neurology, 91(15), e1448-e1454. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000006315

2017 Program Director Survey : Feedback from your adult neurology residency leadership. / London, Zachary N.; Khan, Jaffar; Cahill, Carolyn; Schuyler, Erica; Wold, Jana Jo; Southerland, Andrew M.

In: Neurology, Vol. 91, No. 15, 09.10.2018, p. e1448-e1454.

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London, ZN, Khan, J, Cahill, C, Schuyler, E, Wold, JJ & Southerland, AM 2018, '2017 Program Director Survey: Feedback from your adult neurology residency leadership' Neurology, vol. 91, no. 15, pp. e1448-e1454. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000006315
London, Zachary N. ; Khan, Jaffar ; Cahill, Carolyn ; Schuyler, Erica ; Wold, Jana Jo ; Southerland, Andrew M. / 2017 Program Director Survey : Feedback from your adult neurology residency leadership. In: Neurology. 2018 ; Vol. 91, No. 15. pp. e1448-e1454.
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