Clinical Experiences

Neurology Clerkship Clinical Experiences

The Neurology Clerkship provides broad and customizable exposure to Neurology. Students will select oneinpatient service, supplemented by outpatient experiences and student-oriented bedside teaching rounds.


Adult Inpatient Neurology

  • Contribute to the care of those admitted for a variety of acute and serious neurological problems.
  • Typical diseases will often include ischemic stroke, hemorrhage, infection, seizure, encephalopathy, intractable neurological pain, inflammatory neuropathy, and demyelinating disease.
  • Spend time either on General Neurology or Stroke Services.

Adult Neurology Consults and Outpatient Specialty Clinics

  • Evaluate patients with neurological disorders and provide consultative services in the emergency department, intensive care units, and on medical, surgical, and obstetric services.
  • Typical diseases include metabolic encephalopathies, iatrogenic nervous system complications, CNS infections, stroke, nervous system complications of cancer, headaches and pain, loss of consciousness, post-code prognostication, and myopathies.
  • Help ensure effective communication of the neurological plan to the requesting physicians, and provide follow-up on results and progress.

Pediatric Neurology Consults

  • Evaluate patients with neurological disorders and provide consultative services in the neonatal care unit, pediatric intensive care unit, and on medical and surgical services.
  • Typical diseases include metabolic encephalopathies, developmental problems, iatrogenic CNS complications, CNS infections, stroke, CNS complications of cancer, headaches and pain, evaluating loss of consciousness and seizures, myopathies.
  • Help ensure effective communication of the neurological plan to the requesting physicians, and provide follow-up on results and progress.

Neurosurgery

  • Become knowledgeable about structural neurological problems
  • Typical disorders include brain tumors, spinal cord and nerve root compressions, hemorrhages, trauma, and congenital malformations with hydrocephalus.
  • Round and observe surgeries done by a variety of specialized academic neurosurgeons.
  • Assist in the care of neurosurgical patients on your team, and communicate their outstanding issues effectively.
  • Attend outpatient neurosurgery clinic, for new consults and post-surgical follow-up.