Contact Information

Department of Neurology


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Department of Neurology
Room A1036
4301 Jones Bridge Road, C1094
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799
Phone: (301) 295-3643
Fax: (301) 295-0620

Student Information

Neurology Lottery Choices for the Class of 2013-14

Introduction:

  • 1.This year we are able to offer 176 spaces at 13 sites. This is enough for the entire Class of 2014. As always, it is 6 months between the lottery and Round 1. Changes in staffing and deployments can be predicted, but not with complete certainty. Should the need arise, alternatives will be provided.
  • 2. As in the past, students may select an unpaid unassigned site. These selections will seldom be approved for any of the sites and options listed below during rounds 1 and 5-9. They will be approved during Rounds 2 and 3, especially for students planning to apply for internships at one of these sites. Other Military Hospitals with assigned neurologists such as Tripler, Ft Hood, Eisenhower, and Beaumont are good alternatives. Rotation selections at civilian institutions may require several months lead time since we must obtain an MOU with that institution and meet other requirements of the LCME. This can rarely be accomplished.
  • 3. Students are discouraged from seeking out of town rotations in Child Neurology, Neurosurgery, and PM& R since success in these rotations requires support form Adult Neurology. This support is usually available only at WRNMMC with direct support from USUHS.

Rotations available in the National Capitol Area:

Adult Inpatient Neurology at WRNMMC: There are two resident admitting teams each of which may have a student assigned. There is an extensive series of student conferences and other formal exercises. This rotation can be structured (by adding inpatient call and other responsibilities) to satisfy the 4-week medical sub-internship requirement.
Adult Consultation Service Neurology at WRNMMC: Students will spend two weeks on the inpatient consult service and two weeks in the neurology clinic (one week seeing general neurology outpatients and one week in the subspecialty neurology clinics). There is an extensive series of student conferences and other formal exercises. This site takes 4 students in each round.
Adult Neurology at Ft. Belvoir Army Community Hospital: This is a Consultation/Clinic Service. The teaching program may include local seminars. This site takes 3 students in each Round except Round 9 when this site is reserved for Class of 2016.
Neurosurgery at WRNMMC: This is a combined inpatient and clinic experience based at WRNMMC. The teaching program is similar to that provided for other students rotating at WRNMMC. Two students may be assigned in each rotation. It is recommended for those who plan a career in one of the surgical specialties. By arrangement with the Neurology and Surgery Departments this can be converted to a surgical sub-internship
Child Neurology at WRNMMC: This is a combined inpatient/clinic experience. Students participate in clinical conferences with students rotating on WRNMMC Adult Neurology. Two students may be assigned to this experience in each rotation. It is recommended for those who plan a career in Pediatrics.
Adult Neurology at Washington VA Hospital: This is a combined inpatient, consultation, and clinic experience. There is a very active teaching program including other students from other area medical schools. Six students are assigned to this experience. Although primarily an inpatient experience, it cannot be taken as a sub internship.

Fully Funded Rotations Outside of the National Capitol Area:

Adult Neurology at San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC): SAMMC is now located on Ft. Sam Houston. The rotation is basically an inpatient experience at a residency training site. There is an extensive teaching program along with students from University of Texas San Antonio School of Medicine. It is not a sub-intern site. Two students may be assigned in each rotation. This is not available in Round 1except by special arrangement.
Adult Neurology at Madigan Army Medical Center (MAMC): SAMMC is now located on Ft. Sam Houston. The rotation is basically an inpatient experience at a residency training site. There is an extensive teaching program along with students from University of Texas San Antonio School of Medicine. It is not a sub-intern site. Two students may be assigned in each rotation. This is not available in Round 1except by special arrangement.
Adult Neurology at San Diego Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth Naval Medical Center (PNMC), and Womack Army Medical Center: These are consultation/clinic services with staff assigned to the Neurology Service. Rotating residents from Internal Medicine and/or Family Medicine may be present. The Neurology Service Staff provides extensive individual instruction. Two students are assigned in each rotation at San Diego and Womack and 3 in each rotation at Portsmouth. Students selecting Portsmouth will spend a week on Child Neurology.
Adult Neurology at Jacksonville Naval Medical Center and Wright Patterson AFB: These are consultation/clinic services with staff assigned to the Neurology Service. Rotating residents from Internal Medicine and/or Family Medicine may be present. The Neurology Service Staff provides extensive individual instruction. One student is assigned in each rotation to each site.

Unassigned Positions:

The Department of Neurology is the approval authority for rotations at other sites. TDY funds are NOT available except as may be available through the Pre-Internship program. Students are discourages from seeking assignments at Civilian sites since this can seldom achieved.

Policy on Changes

  1. For a finite time after the match, usually until March of 2013, the Office of Student Affairs will accommodate students wishing to exchange their neurology rotation sites and times.
  2. After that, all changes must be approved by the Clerkship Director. Requests for changes should be sent by email to Mrs. Paula Myers (paula.myers@usuhs.edu)
  3. Those in unassigned spaces must inform the Clerkship Director of their choice at least 60 days before the start of the selected rotation.
  4. If any questions arise, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 301-295-3185 or the Neurology Department at 301-295-3643.

Carl H. Gunderson, M.D.
Clerkship Director
Department of Neurology