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: Prior to scheduling students must have completed the required neurology portion of the MAP Clerkship.

Accept Visiting Students: US/No; International/No

Learning Objectives

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: N/A

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

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: N/A

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: US/Yes; International/Yes

Learning Objectives

The Sub-Internship in Clinical Neurology is an advanced elective that offers Yale Students the opportunity to work at a higher level of independence and responsibility equivalent to that of an intern on the neurology ward service at Yale New Haven Hospital.  Students will work directly with attending faculty, senior and junior residents and support staff.  Students directly examine, diagnose, and manage patients. Students will attend daily teaching rounds, a series of special didactic conferences and seminars on the most important topics in neurology.  Students will hone their ability to obtain an accurate neurological history, how to perform and interpret a neurological examination, the appropriate indications for ordering laboratory studies and how to interpret these students through EEG, EMG, nerve conduction studies, evoked potentials, lumbar puncture, CT and MR imaging of the brain and spinal cord. 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 and neurocritical care. 

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: US/No; International/No

Learning Objectives

Students considering this specialty should consider the following electives or subinternships:

Dermatology

  • EL Dermatology Electives

Emergency Medicine

  • EL Emergency Medicine Electives

Frontiers in Medicine

  • EL Frontiers in Medicine Elective

Internal Medicine

  • EL Internal Medicine Analytical Clinical Cardiology Elective
  • EL Internal Medicine Cardiology Elective (VAMC)
  • EL Internal Medicine Cardiology Elective (YNHH)
  • EL Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine Elective
  • EL Internal Medicine Geriatric Medicine Elective (YNHH/SRC)
  • EL Internal Medicine Palliative/Hospice Medicine Elective (Branford, CT)

Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • EL Obstetrics & Gynecology Outpatient Elective

Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation

  • SI Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Subinternship

Pediatrics

  • EL Pediatrics Electives
  • EL Pediatrics Cardiology Elective

Surgery

  • SI Surgery Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Subinternship