Neurology

The student will work directly with attending faculty, chief residents and junior residents as well as other medical students, rotators and support staff. A series of special didactic conferences on the most important topics in neurology are provided for the student during this elective. The student will also participate in departmental conferences and seminars. An assessment of the history taking, neurological examining skills and problem assessment is performed by an attending faculty member with each student. An evaluation of the student's performance is provided, using input from the attending faculty and the chief resident(s). At times, other customized electives may be designed with the program director in areas such as epilepsy, stroke, movement disorders, neuroimmunology, etc., as well as clinical neurophysiology and research methods. Students are able to request a choice, but assignments will be made to assure that there is a balanced distribution of the students on the required neuroscience clerkship and the student doing an elective, in order to allow an optimal learning experience for all students. Please see the following detailed description.

Length of Rotation: 2 weeks (maximum - 1 student)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: This is a four week Sub-Internship available to Yale students only. Prior to scheduling students must have completed the required neurology portion of the MAP Clerkship.

Accept Visiting Students: no

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gather the important information that is needed for the Neurology Ward Service and complete a history in the medical record for at least 2 to 4 patients per week.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of a neurological condition on at least 2-4 patients per week. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common neurological conditions. 
  4. Procedural skills: Perform a lumbar puncture on at least one patient. (Not mandatory)
  5. Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the Neurology Ward Service care team, patients and families.
  6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for the neurology service.

Under the supervision of the Neurology Consult resident and attending, students will evaluate patients referred for neurologic consultation from other inpatient services at Yale- New Haven Hospital. Students will also participate in academic activities of the department. Availability varies based on the number of students assigned to the required clerkship.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum- 1 student)

Scheduling Restriction: Not offered 06/20/2016 to 08/12/2016, 01/02/17 to 06/17/17

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: International Students: Final year of medical school ONLY. Visiting Students/US: Final year of medical school and must have completed all core clinical clerkships.

Accept Visiting Students: yes

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for the Neurology Consultation Service and complete a history in the medical record for at least two to three patients per week.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent neurological examination for the evaluation of a neurological event on at least two to three patients per week. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common neurological conditions.
  4. Procedural skills. Perform a lumbar puncture on at least one patient. (Not mandatory)
  5. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the Neurology Consultation Service care team, patients and families.
  6. Career/context: Know the training/career pathway for the neurology service.

Under appropriate supervision, students directly examine, diagnose, and manage patients on the neurology ward service at Yale New Haven Hospital and attend daily teaching rounds. Students will attend a series of special didactic conferences on the most important topics in neurology. Availability varies based on the number of students assigned to the required clerkship.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum- 1 student)

Scheduling Restriction: Not offered 06/20/2016 to 8/12/2016; 01/02/2017 to 06/17/2017

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: International Students: Final year of medical school ONLY.

Visiting Students/US: Final year of medical school and must have completed all core clinical clerkships.

Accept Visiting Students: yes

  1. History skills.  Gather the important information that is needed for the Neurology Ward Service and complete a history in the medical record for at least 2 to 3 patients per week.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of a neurological condition on at least 2-3 patients per week. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common neurological conditions.
  4. Procedural skills. Perform a lumbar puncture on at least one patient. (Not mandatory)
  5. Attitude:  Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the Neurology Ward Service care team, patients and families.
  6. Career/context:  Know the training/career pathway for the neurology service.
The goal of this elective is for the student to recognize and understand less common neurological problems, including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, neuromuscular diseases, dementia, central nervous system infections, and tumors of the nervous system.

*At times, other customized electives may be designed with the program director in areas such as epilepsy, stroke, movement disorders, neuromuscular medicine, neuroimmunology & neurocritical care depending on availability.

Length of Rotation: 4 weeks (maximum- 1 student)

Scheduling Restriction: N/A

Student's Class Level: 4th, 5th year

Prerequisite: This is a four week Sub-Internship available to Yale students only. Prior to scheduling students must have completed the required neurology portion of the MAP Clerkship.

Accept Visiting Students: no 

Learning Objectives:

  1. History skills. Gather the important information that is needed for the Neurology Ward Service and complete a history in the medical record for at least 2 to 4 patients per week.
  2. Physical examination skills. Complete a pertinent physical examination for the evaluation of a neurological condition on at least 2-4 patients per week. The student should demonstrate the ability to perform this pertinent physical examination while being observed by at least one attending or resident.
  3. Knowledge/diagnostic and treatment skills: Know about common neurological conditions.
  4. Procedural skills. Perform a lumbar puncture on at least one patient. (Not mandatory)
  5. Attitude: Demonstrate professional responsibility in working as a team member with other members of the Neurology Ward Service care team, patients and families.