In addition to weekly supervision with faculty, weekly didactics are held in collaboration with UT Austin Dell Medical School’s neuropsychology fellowship. Other regular and encouraged didactic opportunities include grand rounds and case conferences held across the Department of Neurology, the Biggs Institute and the South Texas Veterans Health Care System.
Trainees are also required to have research productivity and there are multiple opportunities, including ongoing trials and research projects and access to repositories.
Required didactics include:
- UT Health San Antonio Neuropsychology Case Conference (Friday’s 8:00 – 8:30 am)
Fellows meet with faculty, psychometrists and other trainees to review patients seen recently for clinical assessment. Fellows provide a brief introduction to the case and then review all test scores, interpretation, and preliminary differential. This activity can aid fellows in refining their diagnostic skills and communicating clinical findings to colleagues. Moreover, case conference can provid helpful in preparing trainees for ABCN/ABPP Fact Finding.
- Neuropsychology Didactics (Wednesday’s 3:00 – 5:00 pm)
In collaboration with Dell Medical School at UT Austin, we present weekly trainings for the first hour followed by another hour focused on Journal Club, Board Preparation and Group Supervision.
Encouraged rounds and didactics include:
- Neuroscience Grand Rounds (Friday’s 8:00- 9:30am): A joint effort between the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology, faculty and visiting scholars present on a wide array of neurologic disorders.
- Biggs Grand Rounds (Quarterly): Visiting scholars review relevant literature and their own research.
- Biggs Dementia Consensus Conference (Bi-monthly): Core faculty and guest speakers present on atypical dementia cases for detailed review of neurologic findings, neuropsychological assessment, brain imaging, and genetics.
- VA Neuropsychology Grand Rounds (Monthly 3:00 – 4:30 pm): VA supervisors and fellows present interactive seminars on a broad array of ethical, clinical, and scientific topics.
- Clinicopathological Case Conference (Monthly): Biggs pathologists and research fellows present clinical cases and pathologic findings.
Additional opportunities include:
- Psychiatry Grand Rounds
- Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence Seminar Series (monthly)
- Dialogues on Dementia (quarterly community centered talks)
- Biggs Clinical Research Chalk Talks
- Mind Brain Behavior Course Fundamentals of Neuroscience Course
- Taquitos de Sesos via Baylor College of Medicine