PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed the M3 Core Clerkship in Surgery.
COMPETENCIES: Upon completion of the Neurosurgery elective students will:
• Be able to perform an accurate neurological examination;
• Be able to recognize and initiate management of neurological emergencies;
• Understand the basic disease processes in neurosurgery and, to some degree, neurology;
• Become familiar with a wide spectrum of systemic disease processes and be involved with their treatment;
• Learn about critical care management of patients and related bedside techniques.
INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: : The Neurosurgery elective will provide the student with an outstanding clinical experience in a wide spectrum of disease entities not only involving the central and peripheral nervous systems but involving the cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, GI, respiratory, and other systems. There will be intensive care unit experience that will utilize the student's basic knowledge of the basic sciences. Students will learn as much from this rotation as they are willing to contribute. This is a rotation for those who are interested in gaining a large experience in clinical medicine by being involved in an active clinical service and becoming an integral and participating member.
Program Number: ELEC 694
Program Director: F. Charbel, M.D., Karen Krolasik (Coordinator) Krolasik@neur.uic.edu
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: Q5
Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 4
Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 20
Laboratory/Independent Study: 0
Total Hours /Week: 64
Reporting Instructions: On the first day of the rotation, students must report to the Chief Resident/Senior Resident at the hospital, 1740 W. Taylor St Chicago, IL 60612, NSICU 6th Floor East at 6:30 AM. Please contact Karen Krolasik a week prior to the start date to obtain further instructions and schedules.