IMED661BM.01 (Reno)
Neurology Sub-I

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Neurology Sub-I
  • Short Name: IMED661BM.01 Neurology Sub-I
  • Course Number: IMED661BM.01
  • Location: Reno
  • Department: Department of Internal Medicine
  • Department Contact: Kelsi Whitehead
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 4 week rotation only, limited to one student at a time.
  • Preceptor: Attendings within the Neuroscience Institute at Renown Regional Medical Center

Please contact the Department of Internal Medicine to verify elective availability.

Goals/Objectives

  • Provide the student with practical experience in the direct care of patients in a supervised environment.
  • The ability to perform a comprehensive H&P.
  • The ability to develop a comprehensive differential diagnosis and the best medical management plan.
  • Gain skills and effective communication with peers, colleagues, other healthcare providers, patients and their families.
  • To facilitate the transition to the intern year by providing “hands on” learning.

Description of Rotation

Students will be assigned to one preceptor within the Neuroscience Institute at Renown Regional Medical Center. The student will be under the direct supervision of the preceptor and will function with few exceptions as an intern. Students will be on call as determined by the preceptor and/or course director(s). The maximum work load for a sub-intern will be up to four new patient and up to six follow-up patients.
Days off and weekend coverage will be determined at the beginning of the rotation. Sub-interns are expected to attend daily patient rounds when rotating on inpatient. Sub-interns will attend any scheduled lectures, case presentations, and grand rounds

References/Materials

• New England Journal of Medicine - Lumbar Puncture Procedure Video.
• NIH stroke scale: Must complete and provide proof of completion prior to starting rotation.
• Additional references may be assigned by the preceptor and/or course director at the beginning of the rotation.

Evaluation Method

Written evaluation by the faculty preceptor.

Grade

  • Honors: An exceptional performance which exceeds all course objectives
  • High Pass: A performance which exceeds most course objectives
  • Pass: A performance which meets the course objectives
  • Fail: A performance which does not meet the course objectives

Special Notes

To achieve honors the student must excel in areas of knowledge, clinical care and professionalism; and function at the level of an intern. Students with marginal or failing performance will be counseled midway through the elective and must demonstrate significant improvement in the areas of deficit to receive a passing grade.