Students gain first-hand knowledge of a wide-range of neurological
problems seen by medical and surgical specialists, and neurological
complications of other acute disease processes.
Each student sees, examines and evaluates hospitalized patients
for whom neurological consultation has been requested. Each patient
is presented to an attending neurologist, who then examines the
patient with the student, allowing the student to perfect his
or her skills in taking neurological histories and performing
physical examinations. Students formulate the differential diagnosis,
diagnostic and treatment plans for discussion with the attending
physician. Students follow each of their patients while in the
hospital and participate in daily rounds on all patients followed
by the consultation service.
Provides basic exposure to the principles and practices of neurological
surgery; a previous elective in neurology is desirable, but not
mandatory. Students participate in all aspects of care for patients
undergoing neurologic evaluation and surgery, from admission
through discharge. Students examine patients, observe surgery
and participate in the postoperative care of all patients on
an active surgical service. Students work every third evening
and one or two weekends during the rotation.