PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Must be a current M3 or M4 student.
PURPOSE: Student clerks spend two weeks on the Neurology Service at the WSVA Hospital, the University of Illinois Hospital or Christ Hospital. Although students may express a preference for placement at a particular site, the Clerkship Director reserves the right to change assignments between the JBVA and UIH. Because of this, students are required to have up-to-date VA credentials at the start of the clerkship. Students who select to rotate at Christ will not be reassigned. Students who rotate at Christ will still have the same basic requirements (weekends, end-of-rotation exam) as students at other clinical sites.
Students must be present for orientation on the first Monday of the Clerkship. Unexcused absence from orientation will require rescheduling of the Clerkship. Each medical student will be allowed no more than 2 days in the rotation for excused absences. All absences must cleared by the Clerkship Director no later than 4 week prior to the start of the Clerkship. Students will be assigned to one resident and one faculty member. If any students are interested in Neuro ICU rotation that option is available.
COMPETENCIES: In the process of completing this course students acquire the following competencies:
-Perform a neurologic history and examination so that common neurological diseases may be recognized;
-Learn the principles of neurological localization in the nervous system;
-Know the cardinal manifestations of neurological disease including their differential diagnosis: disorders of mentation, pain, dizziness, headache, movement disorders, loss of consciousness, spells, disorder vision;
-Know the major categories of neurological disease and common neurological entities;
-Be familiar with major modes of neurological therapy;
-Be familiar with the major neurological emergencies and their treatment.
INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: The clerkship has a two-week structure with an orientation at the beginning, and a final exam at the end of the clerkship. Students will be provided with the learning objectives and the basic neurology course on the Web and will have to take the written exam at the end of the 2 week rotation. All students must present for the final exam on the last Friday afternoon of the Clerkship.
ASSESSMENT: Each student is evaluated in writing by supervising attendings and residents in the inpatient/consultation services. A brief examination will be administered at the end of the rotation. Grades will be based upon students clinical service performance. Completion of an on-line College of Medicine "Final Course Evaluation" is required before receiving a final grade.
Program Number: SPEC 714
Program Director: N. Shafi, MD (email@example.com)
Program Coordinator: Maria Mata(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Telephone: 312-996-6906 Fax: 312-996-4169
Duration: Two Weeks
Night Call:* No
Weekends: 2 weekends (½ day per weekend - Saturday or Sunday, as determined by Clerkship Director)
Students Accepted: 10-12
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 10
Outpatient:* 1- 1/2 day
Total Hours /Week: 40
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*Note: Students are required to do:
2 – ½ weekend day (assigned by Clerkship Director or attending faculty to either Sat or Sun each weekend)
1- ½ day of Outpatient
1- Extended Day until 10PM
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