PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Prior Neurology clerkship preferred.
PURPOSE: The objective of this program is to give the student advanced clinical experience in neurology beyond the required specialty rotation.
COMPETENCIES: Advanced neurologic diagnosis and management with clinical-anatomic-radiologic correlation.
INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: The student will participate in the care of neurology patients on the neurology inpatient service, consult service or outpatient clinics at UICMC, JBVA, or Christ Hospital and Medical Center. The location for the clerkship is largely based on student preference. Students will have the responsibility of taking the history, doing the neurological examination, and participating in the plan for care along with the resident and attending.
ASSESSMENT: Evaluation by the resident and faculty who supervised the student.
Program Number:ELEC 635
Location: UI Health/JBVA
Program Director: Yasaman Kianirad, MD
Coordinator: Jeannette Hernandez
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: Optional
Weekends: as per site
Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 4
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: daily teaching conferences; Faculty contact about 8-14
Laboratory/Independent Study: exposure to specialized neurophysiological studies, opportunities for research exposure
Outpatient: To be arranged by PD, minimum 1 week outpatient
Inpatient: To be arranged by PD, minimum 3 weeks inpatient
Total Hours /Week: approximately 40
Paperwork for this rotation needs to be submitted 6 weeks in advance of the start date.