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General Inpatient Neurology Instructorship

Established in 2012, the general inpatient neurology instructorship at Johns Hopkins has aimed to provide neurologists the experience and skill set necessary to excel and lead in a developing area of clinical neurology and academia. The program includes specialty training in inpatient neurology, as well as experience in urgent neurological consultation and post-hospitalization follow-up care in the outpatient clinic.

Program Components

  • Attend on inpatient academic services:

    • Work alongside students, residents, fellows and PAs
    • Johns Hopkins Hospital Inpatient General Neurology Service
      • Broad neurology exposure
      • Develop clinical instruction and procedural skill set
    • Johns Hopkins Hospital Neurology Consultation Service
    • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Inpatient Neurology Service
      • Broad exposure, including cerebrovascular/stroke
      • Experience managing intermediate care patients

    Urgent care and post-hospitalization clinic:

    • Develop and maintain outpatient skills
    • Broad clinical exposure
    • Understand issues of patient care transitions between the outpatient and inpatient settings
      • Urgent new patient evaluation
      • Expedited outpatient evaluation
      • Coordinate admission and evaluation
      • Facilitate post-hospitalization care transition
    • Develop expertise in the education of residents and fellows while attending
    • Provided further clinical training through:
      • Departmental conferences
      • One-on-one instruction with senior faculty
    • Emphasis on quality improvement
    • Participation in departmental and care unit initiatives
    • Opportunity to pursue complementary training in a variety of areas:
      • Patient safety and quality improvement
      • Clinical research
      • Global neurology
    • Provide protected time for development of research interests
    • Senior faculty provide research guidance and mentorship

This structure provides the instructor with experience in urgent neurological evaluation, triage and coordination of care transitions across care settings. When caring for inpatients, instructors attend on the academic general neurology service, providing instruction to residents and students. 

Instructors are also expected to pursue complementary training in a variety of areas such as patient safety and quality improvement, clinical research and global neurology. Instructors benefit from further clinical training through divisional and departmental conferences, as well as one-on-one instruction with more senior faculty. Faculty mentors offer academic and research advice to junior faculty.

Finally, instructors gain hands-on experience and training through care unit and department quality and safety committees and projects. Through the course of training, instructors have a chance to develop leadership skills in these areas, with lessons translated from their practice to others through development of educational materials and academic activity.

How to Get Involved

For more information, contact John Probasco, M.D. at the Division of Advanced Clinical Neurology:

600 N. Wolfe St.
Meyer 6-113
Baltimore, MD 21287
Phone: (410) 955-8174
FAX: (410) 955-0672

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