Sep 18, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NEU - 701 Core Clerkship: Neurology


This course is designed to introduce students to the care of patients with neurological illness. Through an exposure to patients with a variety of illnesses, the students develop their neurological examination and history-taking skills, as well as an understanding of the work-up, diagnosis, and management of patients with neurological symptoms and diseases. At both Rush and Stroger Hospitals, the student has extensive interaction with both attending staff and residents, and participates in daily attending rounds. Didactic teaching during the rotation includes a formal lecture series on topics in clinical neurology. In addition, there are weekly departmental conferences including Neurology Grand Rounds. Students participate in the diagnostic workup of assigned patients. At Rush, the student is a member of the general neurology floor service and the stroke/critical care service for two weeks each. At Stroger Hospital, students are members of the neurology team that sees neurology in-patients and consultation patients, as well as attending two outpatient clinics per week. All students are expected to be in attendance and prepared for daily work rounds and daily attending rounds. They are responsible for performing a history and physical examination on their assigned patients and presenting their patients. Students are expected to be involved closely in the initial and daily follow-up care of their patients, including writing daily notes. In addition, students are expected to attend all assigned lectures and conferences. There is rotating call for medical students. Students are required to participate in clinical activities the Thursday morning before the mini-board examination. Required Retake Counts for Credit: No. Pass/No Pass Grading Allowed: Yes. Credit(s): 4