The Neurology Clerkship Curriculum is made up of both an experiential learning component and a didactic component.
The experiential component includes working for up to ten half days in the outpatient Neurology clinic in a variety of subspecialties, a shift in the neurological ICU, and a 12 hour overnight shift with the night float resident, as well as a two week experience as a team member on one of the Neurology inpatient services. Students are encouraged to actively participate in patient care in all of these settings and are given responsibility and supervision commensurate with their level of training. It is the goal of the faculty that these experiences will give the students opportunity to develop competence in all of the skills outlined above.
The didactic component is made up of a series of assigned case readings, practice questions, and video cases, computer based self learning modules, small discussion groups, a case based noon lecture series, and a review session. These activities were carefully designed to reinforce and strengthen competence in all of the above listed competencies.
During your Neurology Clerkship, you will have an opportunity to learn the basics of Neurology via multiple avenues including case-based learning sessions, computerized modules, observed neurological exams, assigned readings and video cases, and clinical applications, both in the inpatient and outpatient services.