IMED661BM.11 (Las Vegas)
Clinical Neurology

Office of Medical Education

  • Course Name: Clinical Neurology
  • Short Name: IMED661BM.11 Clinical Neurology
  • Course Number: IMED661BM.11
  • Location: Las Vegas
  • Type: Clinical
  • Length: 4 Weeks (Must start at the beginning of a block) Max. 2 Students per block.
  • Preceptors:
    • Eric Farbman, M.D.
    • David Ginsburg, M.D.
    • Miracle Wangsuwana, M.D.

Please contact the department to verify elective availability.

Goals/Objectives

  • The student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of common neurological problems and their pathophysiological underpinnings.
  • The student should also be able to take and organized history and systematic neurological examination.

Description of Rotation

The student will take part in the activities of the clinical neurology service. The student will receive experience in evaluation and treatment of common neurological problems in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. In addition, the student will have the opportunity to rotate through various subspecialty clinics involving Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, sleep disorders, neuromuscular disease and neuro-ophthalmology. Individual instructional sessions covering the major fields of neurology will be held with the faculty.

References/Materials

  • Harrison's Principle's of Internal Medicine, Fauci AS (editor), McGraw Hill. Chapters on Neurology.
  • Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Easy.
  • Neurology for the House Officer.
  • Articles to be provided.

Evaluation Method

Oral presentation of outpatient and inpatient cases to the faculty. The student should also be able to show adequate neurological examination skills. Timely attendance in the clinics and performing the requested consultations in the hospital are also important parameters. A written evaluation will be provided.

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

Must start at the beginning of a block. Maximum 2 students per block.