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DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
NEUROLOGY CLERKSHIP

MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS ROTATING ON SERVICE AT ONCE.  One (1) to two (2) depending on the number on interns rotating.

LENGTH OF ROTATIONS.  Must participate at least for two (2) weeks.

WILL TAKE STUDENTS FOR TWO WEEKS ONLY?  Yes.

LEVEL OF STUDENTS ACCEPTED  Fourth year.

TIME OF YEAR OFFERRED.  Flexible start dates throughout the year, excluding December.

PRIOR APPROVAL (FROM DEPARTMENT REQUIRED) AND ELIGIBILITY.

  • Yes.
  • Offered primarily to medical students with an Army obligation (HPSP and USUHS) and civilian medical students who are in their fourth year of training.
  • Students from other uniformed services and civilian students from mainland schools are welcome on a space-available basis from November to May (excluding December).
  • All students (except USUHS and University of Hawai'i) will apply using the Clerkship Application form.
  • USUHS fourth year students will apply using USUHS Form No. 1304.
  • The Student Coordinator will obtain permission from the appropriate clerkship official upon receipt of the application/form and will then inform the student of approval/disapproval via e-mail.

OBJECTIVES/DESCRIPTION OF CLERKSHIP.

  • Rotating students will begin the rotation by accompanying interns and residents on the Neurology Service on clinic and ward rounds.
  • Once the student has shown that he or she has learned the necessary administrative skills to perform independently, then the student will see patients individually and present them to the attending.
  • The student will be given a syllabus on recommended reading, and will be schooled in the fundamentals of the neurologic examination and in neurologic differential diagnosis.

FREQUENCY OF CALL.

  • None.
  • Weekends will generally be free of obligation.

REQUIRED READINGS.  Students will be given a syllabus of recommended readings.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

  • Students will be encouraged to attend Internal Medicine morning report while on the Neurology Rotation.
  • Any formal conferences or rounds will be addressed on an ad hoc basis.

HOW ARE STUDENTS EVALUATED?

  • There is no formal end of rotation test on the Neurology Rotation.
  • Students will be evaluated by the individual attendings on their fund of knowledge, clinical skills and demeanor, and progression of expertise in the field of Neurology during the rotation.
  • Typically, students have evaluations from their individual schools of medicine, which will be filled out on the basis of consensus opinions of the involved attending physicians.

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