Neurology Clerkship


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 365 (M4)
*** When registering for this course, please specify Program Number***
Program Director: Yasaman Kianirad, MD – [email protected]
Program Coordinator: Jeannette Hernandez – [email protected]
Telephone: 312-996-6635
Fax: 312-996-4169
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: Sites may require it
Weekends: Sites may require it
Students Accepted: 15 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: 50

Updated:  11/30/22

Course Director:  
Yasaman KIanirad, MD
[email protected]

Student Coordinator    

Jeannette Hernandez
Email:  [email protected]
Tel: (312) 996-6635
Fax:  (312) 996-4169
912 S. Wood Street
NPI North Bldg., Rm 162-A

Reporting Time:    
8:15 a.m. Orientation
Students must be present for orientation on the first Monday of the Clerkship (currently held remotely until further notice)

Reporting Place:    
Currently hosted via WebEx


  • Weekend requirement
  • Three weeks of Inpatient
  • One week of Outpatient

Paperwork is required 6 weeks in advance of the rotation starting.

Updated 6/14/21

Site Director: Dr. Gleveckas-Martens
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 312-569-6898 (EMG lab)
if no answer 312-569-6900
Chief of Neurology Service JBVA: Dr. Jack Rozental

Site Coordinator: Sandrea Lennear-Anthony
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 312-569-6175

Location: Neurology office 9th floor Damen elevator, 820 S. Damen Ave.

Backup administrative information

Reporting Time:

Immediately following 8:15 AM orientation at UIH


VA paperwork and clearance must be completed at least 4 weeks prior to clerkship date or you will not be permitted to start, see OSA instructions for VA and submit information ASAP.


Medical student rotators should arrive at the neurology resident room immediately after orientation at UIH on the first day of their VA rotation.

Neuro conference room
Room 4503, Damen Building
Door key code is 55596
Phone number to the conference room: (312) 569-7085 or (312) 569- 7086
Neurology resident pager number: (312) 695-5596

All students should have their PIV cards, and computer and CPRS access codes.

If they do not have computer or CPRS codes, or if there are issues, they should call or report to:

1.  Sandra Lennear Anthony: (312)569-6175. She is located in the neurology department on the 9th floor of the Damen Building
2.  Barbara Szczepaniak, (312) 569-6926, she is located in the EMG lab on the 8th floor Damen Bldg room 8560.

For PIV cards, fingerprinting concerns please contact:

3. Sandra Lennear Anthony: (312)569-6175. She is located in the neurology department on the 9th floor of the Damen Building

Updated: 3/24/21