Inpatient Neurology Service

While rotating through the inpatient neurology service, students will have the opportunity to participate in the care of patients with acute medical and neurological conditions. Students will be assigned one week each to the general neurology service and the stroke service.

One the first day of the rotation, patients will be assigned. Students are also encouraged to select patients based on learning opportunities and patients they admit while on call. Students are expected to actively follow patients.

  • Students will present their patients on daily rounds and actively participate in their care.
  • Students will write history and physicals as well as progress notes as appropriate.
  • Each student will be on call either during inpatient services and calls last from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
  • Students are expected to be on time every day. Scheduled time for inpatient rounds will be available from the senior resident physician of the assigned service. The resident will also provide details of assigned service activities.
  • Students are expected to read about the neurological conditions of their own patients and be familiar with the neurological conditions of other patients on service. The student should be prepared to participate in discussion and is encouraged to pose questions regarding these patients during teaching rounds.

Outpatient Clinics

Students will be assigned to specific preceptors covering many sub-specialties of neurology in the neurology clinic on the third floor of the University Physicians building.

  • Preceptors will assign patients to be examined and presented during assigned clinic times.
  • Students will write history and physicals as well as progress notes as appropriate.
  • While on the clinic rotation, students will also spend time in Electromyography (EMG)

Attendance and Absences

  • Attendance is required for all inpatient and outpatient activities unless an absence has been approved by the Clerkship Director. You are expected to be here for all of your rotation. However, we realize there are situations that may arise that cannot be avoided. You will need to provide, in writing, your request/reason for time off.
  • Students who wish to take time off (vacation) during the clerkship must notify the coordinator two weeks prior to the start of the clerkship.
  • Requests for emergency time off or sick leave are handled on a case by case basis.