All shadow visitors must fulfill all requirements as outlined by the UNC Volunteer Services website. This includes completion of a HIPAA module and immunization review. No requests will be considered prior to this process being completed.

Shadow visitors who are interested in an opportunity to shadow on the inpatient side of the neurology wards should make a shadowing request to the Neurology clerkship director, Dr. Michael Wang. Requests must be made at least one week before the date of the request. A request does not guarantee placement. Please let Dr. Wang know of the specific date that you would like to shadow. Please note, you must be free for an entire morning (8:30 AM-12:00 PM) of a weekday to shadow with the neurology wards team, and this is the only time frame that shadowing on the inpatient side will be allowed.

Shadow visitors who are interested in an opportunity to shadow in the outpatient neurology clinics are encouraged to read over the faculty profiles on the UNC Department of Neurology website, and then proactively reach out to the person who’s profile seems to align most closely with your interests. Requests must be made at least one week before the date of the request. A request does not guarantee placement. (If you need contact information for a faculty member, please email the Neurology Clerkship Coordinator.)

Once a time and date to shadow has been scheduled between a shadow visitor and a preceptor, the preceptor will need to send an e-mail to Volunteer Services at least 24 business hours in advance in order for Volunteer Services to prepare a shadow badge for the shadow visitor.

All shadowers must wear appropriate attire. Men should wear shirt and tie; women should be comparably attired. If in doubt, please review the appropriate attire for medical students and residents online. Please arrive on time and display professional decorum.

Observership

The Department of Neurology does not offer a formal observership program for physicians trained outside the US.

International Visiting Medical Students

All Medical Student requests are handled concurrently by the Department of Neurology Clerkship Director and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Office of International Activities.

U.S. Visiting Medical Students

All medical student requests are handled concurrently by the Department of Neurology Clerkship Director and the Visiting Medical Student program at UNC. Applications are required through VSAS.

Contact Information

Michael Wang, MD
Clerkship Director