PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM
Must be a current M3 or M4 student.
Be aware that paperwork for the sites is required 4 weeks in advance of the clerkship start date, and for the VA paperwork is needed 6 weeks in advance. Students are not allowed to start their rotation at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center without it.
Students must be present for orientation on the first Monday of the Clerkship (currently held remotely until further notice)
Student clerks spend four weeks on the Neurology Service at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center (JBVA), or the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center (UICMC). 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 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.
In the process of completing this course students acquire the following competencies:
- Become proficient with a basic neurological examination.
- Increase knowledge and skills in performing a more comprehensive examination.
- Learn and apply the principles of neurological localization to clinical diagnosis.
- Know the major categories and cardinal manifestations of neurological diseases.
- Be able to recognize common neurological emergencies.
- Be familiar with major modes of neurological therapy.
The clerkship has a four-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 blackboard.
The NBME exam will be scheduled the last Friday of your rotation. The final course grade is based on the clinical assessment from your supervising preceptors (neurology attendings with input from the neurology fellows and residents) and your NBME score (2/3 of grade clinical evaluations and 1/3 NBME exam)
Program Number: CLER 600 (M3) ELEC 199 (M4)
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Program Director: Yasaman Kianirad, MD – [email protected]
Program Coordinator: Jeannette Hernandez – [email protected]
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: Sites may require it
Weekends: Sites may require it
Students Accepted: 10 at UIH, 4 at JBVA
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 10-15
Laboratory/Independent Study: Not required, research opportunities available
Outpatient: Varies per site
Inpatient: Varies per site
Total Hours/Week: 40