Neurology

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.