Expectations

Attendance

Attendance is mandatory during the clerkship. Additionally, students are expected to attend all lectures. Core didactic sessions include:

  • Localization
  • Epilepsy and Transient Alternation of Consciousness
  • Headache and Facial Pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Peripheral Neurology
  • Coma & Intensive Care
  • Disorders of Speech & Learning
  • NeuroOphthalmology/Otology
  • Stroke
  • Movement Disorders
  • Brain Tumors
  • Spine
  • Neuroradiology

Please see the syllabus for further details on the school’s attendance policy.

Logging and Passport

Completed clinical experiences are documented through logging in MedHub as well as on the Neuroscience Passport. Requirements for clinical logging are as follows:

Diagnosis/Condition Name Experience Type Minimum Role Required Minimum # Required Options/
Alternative Experiences
Transient or paroxysmal alteration of neurologic function: Real Performed 2 Inpatient or Outpatient Not Needed
Weakness of alteration in motor system: Real Performed 2 Inpatient or Outpatient Not Needed
Headache or focal pain: Real Performed 2 Inpatient or Outpatient Not Needed
Numbness or paresthesia: Real Performed 2 Inpatient or Outpatient Not Needed
Neurologic emergencies Real Performed 2 Inpatient Not Needed
Change in Mental Status Real Performed 2 Inpatient or Outpatient Not Needed

The Neuroscience Passport is an additional component of tracking student’s clinical experiences during their clerkship. This document serves as method of tracking call assignments, write ups, and faculty supervision of examination skills in addition to your clinical logging. Students should keep their passport with them during all clerkship assignments, and must turn in their completed passport at their final exam.

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