Student Clerkship

The neurology clerkship is designed to expose students to the exciting field of neuroscience, learning essential physical exam skills that will help them be a wonderfully well-rounded physician.  Roughly 1 in every 6 people are affected by neurologic disease, so having a comfort with diagnostics and management is important no matter the field a student chooses as a career.  The clerkship is two weeks long with one week being dedicated to in-patient stroke service and one week dedicated to outpatient subspecialty clinics.  The subspecialties include headache, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and epilepsy to name a few.  There is no national board of medical examiners test, as we have focused the rotation on learning clinic neurologic history taking and physical exam skills.  Although the rotation is a quick two weeks, students always walk away with a gained comfort in neurologic disease they will have throughout their medical career.