Neurology Clerkship

The Neurology Clerkship is one of the core components of the third year of the medical curriculum. Students will experience the Neurology Clerkship in an inpatient setting under the supervision of assigned preceptors. The inpatient neurology service consists of two teams: A) stroke and ICU team and B) general neurology service and consultation. Each student should spend two weeks of the four neurology inpatient weeks on each service (spend two weeks on stroke/ICU and two weeks on general neurology / consultations). On the first day of each 2 week block, students will be assigned to the services. Each student will be assigned patients to evaluate and follow, consisting of a mix of new evaluations / admissions and follow-up patients. Students are expected to assume responsibility of any follow up care appropriate for their patients.

Students are expected to be able to take an accurate history, perform a complete physical examination and formulate an initial differential diagnosis from their clinical experiences in the first and second years of their medical education program. Admissions and new patient evaluations will be assigned to students in a fashion that allows the student to complete the H&P or consultation & write the respective note in time for rounds. Students will present patients on rounds with the neurology team. Students are expected to have formulated an experience-appropriate differential, diagnostic work-up and management plan. Students are expected to review literature and be prepared to discuss current management options. Students are also expected to possess professional attitudes and deportment appropriate to their role in the clinical setting.