NN500M.5

Core Clerkship Neurology

Credits: 4 CREDITS (Clinical Core)
Sites: BIDMC
Director(s): Frank Drislane, Samuel Frank
Prerequisites: Year III standing
Offered: Full time every month.
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: The clerkship is an introduction to clinical neurology during which students are assigned to the inpatient ward or consultation services in Neurology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (both East and West campuses). Students learn to take neurologic histories, examine patients with particular attention to the nervous system and learn about and perform appropriate procedures used in the evaluation of patients on the Neurology service. They learn to recognize and evaluate a wide variety of neurologic problems, including neurologic emergencies. They have a full schedule of ward and consult rounds and teaching conferences and participate in the care of patients under the supervision of Neurology residents and faculty members.