The Adult Neurology Boot Camp

The Adult Neurology Boot Camp is designed to introduce important principles of neurological care to newly minted PGY2 neurology residents and to help them transition into junior neurology resident status.

The boot camp lasts two summer months (July and August) and is completed with lectures, interactive clinical case sessions and hands-on labs. Each week is dedicated to a different aspect of neurological care: general neurology, stroke care, neurological intensive care and the challenges of initial night shifts in a hospital. The boot camp covers such topics as neurological exams in adult and pediatric populations, neurological emergencies, MOCK acute stroke exercises, LP simulator lab experience, common neurological consults and neuroimaging.

The camp culminates with a Jeopardy day and a pizza party to celebrate the hard work and the steep learning curve of our junior residents.

Sim Lab
Sim Lab
Neurology PGY2 residents performing a lumbar puncture in the Sim Lab.

Farewell Reception and Awards Banquet

Last June, the Neurology Department held their annual Farewell Reception and Awards Banquet at the Franklin Hotel in Chapel Hill. The graduating residents and fellows were recognized for their achievements during their programs and were presented with their graduation gifts. The department also presented this year’s awards.

Resident Teaching Award: Jason Richards, MD

Faculty Teaching Award: Octavio De Marchena, MD

Peter Lars Jacobson Award for Excellence in Patient Care: Jason Richards, MD


Dinner 2017
Farewell Reception and Awards Banquet
Resident Dinner 2017

Welcome Reception

The Department of Neurology held its annual Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 29th, 2016 to introduce and honor the new residents, fellows, and faculty. The event was held at the Meadowmont Grill at The Rizzo Conference Center in Chapel Hill.

 Residents at Welcome Reception 2016  Dr. Browner (center) with our new residents

Monthly Happy Hours

After the M&M Conference each month, our residents and faculty are invited to a “happy hour” at Tobacco Road.These events are ongoing throughout the year and we look forward to seeing our residents and faculty outside of the hospital.


Congratulations to our residents who are members of the Neuroscience Trivia Team “The Powers That Be.” The UNC team won first prize at the Neuroscience Trivia hosted by Triangle Chapter of Society for Neuroscience. Trivia Night was part of the Brain Awareness Week. BAW unites the efforts of partner organizations worldwide in a celebration of the brain for people of all ages.

 Neuroscience Trivia Champions