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PGY1 requirements?

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I have a question regarding the PGY1 requirements to enter a Neurology residency. I heard that 8 months of internal medicine or 6 months internal medicine plus 2 months of EM and/or pediatrics is required. Is that only general internal medicine or can it include subspecialties of internal medicine?
 

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It includes subspecialties. In case you're wondering, specific subspecialties that are particularly useful for neurologists to have some exposure to are: cardiology (obvious overlap between cardio- and cerebrovascular disease, as well as the fact that whatever cardiologists are doing now for MI, neurologists will be doing for stroke about 10 years later); rheumatology (neurologists see lots of chronic pain and it's good to be able to distinguish what's "neuro" and what's "not," also, lots of collagen vascular diseases that rheum treats can have neuro complications (lupus, etc); endocrine (diabetes, thyroid); oncology (tumors, neurologic side effects of chemo).
 
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