Medical Students

Neurology Education is one of the priorities within the Department of Neurological Sciences. We welcome our students and embrace their interest in the Nervous System, the most intriguing and beautiful organ in the body. There are a number of possible electives, clerkships and rotations that our Medical Students can choose to enhance their knowledge in Neurology. These include the 3-week M3 Neurology elective (out of outpatient Internal medicine clerkship), the M4 Neurology Clerkship elective (a clinical rotation) and the M4 Neurology Research elective (a pure research rotation).

  • M3 Neurology elective/clerkship:
    • This is an elective rotation from the Internal Medicine Clerkship.
    • The Neurology rotation for students goes from Monday to Friday. Weekends and University Holidays are off. There is no call requirement. However, if students would like to be on-call, they could contact the Neurology Clerkship Coordinator (Emmy Thompson) or the Clerkship director, Dr. Torres-Russotto, for special arrangements.
    • Most of the information regarding the rotation is available on the Clerkship’s Blackboard page, called M3Neuro (Neurology Clerkship M3/M4).
    • The rotation is arranged to have the following experiences:
      • Inpatient Neurology
      • Outpatient Neurology
      • One-on-one neurological examination training
      • Self-paced learning through the Blackboard contents
      • Formal live lectures
  • M4 Neurology Clinical Clerkship (Rotation NEUR-736)
    • One-month rotation including exposure to inpatient and outpatient Neurology.
    • Most of the information regarding the rotation is available on the Clerkship’s Blackboard page, called M3Neuro (Neurology Clerkship M3/M4).
    • The rotation is arranged to have the following experiences:
      • Inpatient Neurology
      • Outpatient Neurology
      • One-on-one neurological examination training
      • Self-paced learning through the Blackboard contents
      • Formal live lectures
    • The M3 elective is a 3-week rotation and provides basic knowledge in Neurology. The M4 clerkship provides a wider experience. M4 students are expected to perform at a Sub-I level.
  • M4 Neurology Clinical Research Rotation (Rotation NEUR-790)
    • This elective offers students an opportunity to work with faculty members in clinical research of neurological diseases and to participate in ongoing research projects.
    • Definitions of problems and learning programs will be define upon discussion with faculty, based on students goals.
    • This rotation requires some basic preparation, and therefore we suggest finding a mentor and start working on the project few months in advance.
    • Any questions, contact the Neurology Clerkship Director or the Neurology Education Coordinator.
  • M4 Neurology off-campus rotation (NEUR-761)
    • Clerkships are arranged based on the student’s academic goals, residency interest, etc.
    • Meet with your advisor within the Department of Neurological Sciences, or the Neurology Clerkship Director, to learn which place would be best for your own goals.
    • Once your rotation is approved, the rest is set up through the COM (Mrs. Sue Pope) and the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS).

If you have any questions in regards to these exciting learning opportunities, please contact Emmy Thompson (Neurology Clerkship Coordinator) or Diego Torres-Russotto, MD (Clerkship Director). We are here to help!

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