Under appropriate supervision, students directly examine, diagnose, and manage patients on the neurology services at Yale New Haven Hospital and attend daily teaching rounds and conferences. Availability varies based on the number of students assigned to the required clerkship.

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 clinics and academic activities of the Department.

Students electing this rotation will choose selected rotations through clinics that include General Neurology, Neuroimmunology, Stroke, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy and private faculty offices.

Students choosing to participate in this elective will work in the pediatric neurology clinics, make rounds on neurology patients on the pediatric wards, and attend relevant conferences.

Conferences and Seminars

A series of special didactic conferences on the most important topics in neurology are provided for the students during their elective. The students also participate in departmental conferences and seminars and have special teaching in neuroradiology. If a student is interested, he or she may attend two Ophthalmology seminars and an Ophthalmology clinic, which is designed as part of the neuroscience clerkship. Participation is contingent upon available space for additional students.