Neurology Elective Details

Responsibilities of Faculty and Residents:

Neurology Attending: The Neurology Attending will have direct responsibility for supervising and teaching the student. He/She also has primary responsibility for providing frequent and timely feedback, including mid-clerkship feedback, and for evaluating the student at the conclusion of the rotation.

Neurology Chief Resident: The neurology chief resident will primarily interact with the students assigned to the adult service. He/she will assign students to a resident and will meet the students on the first day, providing a brief orientation and introducing the students to the assigned resident.

Neurology Resident: The neurology resident will have direct responsibility for supervising and teaching the student. He/she will assign new patients to the student and will review and critique the student's work-up and plan of care, as well as countersign student orders. The neurology resident will also be responsible for providing frequent and timely feedback, including mid-clerkship feedback, and will independently evaluate the student at the end of the rotation.

Responsibilities of the Student:

The student on the neurology clerkship has the following responsibilities:
1.    Obtain a complete history, perform a complete general and neurological examination, generate a differential diagnosis and formulate a plan of treatment for all patients that are assigned to him/her.
2.    Present each assigned patient as needed on rounds, and complete the work-up on the same day that the patient is evaluated. Progress notes are to be written daily on all inpatients that are followed by the student.
3.    Work as a member of the team to which he/she is assigned, and participate in all work rounds, attending rounds, and resident conferences.
4.    Review all laboratory studies obtained on his/her patients, including CT and MR scans, EEGs, EMGs, evoked potentials, and lumbar punctures.