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Clinical Neurological Surgery

LOCATION: Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, West Virginia
PRECEPTORS: Neurological Associates, Inc. (Dr. John Schmidt)
DURATION: 2 or 4 weeks
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: This rotation fulfills a senior year requirement for Surgery.


To give the student an experience that will enable the student to decide what neurosurgery is, how diagnosis is approached in neurosurgery, the treatment modalities available and the approximate results of treatment methods through a clinical clerkship approach.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Clinical experience in diagnosis and treatment to include neuroradiology, EEG, CT, MRI scanning, EMG. Student may assist at surgery. Neurology and neurosurgery now share a 35-bed floor in the Rehabilitation Section of the hospital, eliminating any true transition period between postoperative or post-acute care into the rehabilitation phase.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Available in the department.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

On the first day of rotations, please contact Dr. Schmidt's office - Tammy Bowe / Assistant