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Office of the University Registrar


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Office of the University Registrar
4301 Jones Bridge Road, A1041
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Fourth-Year Clerkship Coordinator

Mrs. Xochilth J. Torres
Registration Specialist/Registrar Assistant
Phone: (301) 295-3448
E-mail: xochilth.torres@usuhs.edu

Course Descriptions by Department- Neurology

NE04100, Adult Neurology
NE04110, Child Neurology
NE04140, Neurology Inpatient Non-Surgical SI
NE04150, Neurosurgery
NER4120, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
NE04160, Combined Neurology Clerkship and Neurosurgery S.I.
Neurology Clinical Elective
Neurology Research Elective

Course #: NE04100, Adult Neurology
Course Type: C
Department: NEO
Duration: 4
Hours: 6
(Letter/Pass/Fail): L

Description: Students are assigned to an inpatient, outpatient or consultation neurology service where they evaluate and manage patients as part of a team consisting of other med students, residents, and Staff Members. They participate in teaching rounds, conferences, lectures/seminars. The objective is to teach students principles of neurologic diagnosis and management in preparation for internship. Students must pass a written examination as well as write ups on 11 core patients and a report of a Neurological examination witnessed by an instructor.

Comments: with additional arrangements the Neurology Clerkship may satisfy the requirement for a Non-Surgical Sub Internship for students assigned to the WRNMMC or MAMC Inpatient Services. Also with additional arrangements the Clerkship may satisfy a Surgical Sub Internship if assigned to WRNMMC Neurosurgery. This may also be taken as a Selective during the Clerkship Year.

Sites: Sites are announced prior to the Lottery. They presently include WRNMMC, MGAFMC, Washington VA, PNMC, JNMC, SDNMC, MAMC, SAMMC, WAMC and WPAFMC. Those taking it during the Clerkship Year may have additional sites available.

Course #: NE04110, Child Neurology
Course Type: C
Department: NEO
Duration: 4
Hours: 6
(Letter/Pass/Fail): L

Description: Students are assigned to an inpatient, outpatient, and consultation Child Neurology service where they evaluate and manage patients as part of a team consisting of other med students, residents, and Staff Members. Students participate in teaching rounds, conferences, lectures/seminars. The objective is to teach students principles of neurologic diagnosis and management in preparation for internship. Student must satisfy all requirements of NEO 4100.

Comments:

Sites: WRNMMC

Course #: NE04140, Neurology Inpatient Non-Surgical SI
Course Type: C
Department: NEO
Duration: 4
Hours: 6
(Letter/Pass/Fail): L

Description: Students are assigned to an Inpatient Service at WRNNMC or MAMC. In addition to all requirements of NEO 4100, student will have limited night, evening and weekend duties and a greater degree of responsibility of inpatient care than is characteristic of a clerkship.

Grading Criteria: See "Neurology Clerkship"

Comments: Students may satisfy both the Neurology and the Non-Surgical Sub I requirements.

Sites: WRNMMC, MAMC

Course #: NE04150, Neurosurgery
Course Type: C
Department: NEO
Duration: 4
Hours: 6
(Letter/Pass/Fail): L

Description: Students work with patients on the Neurosurgery Service at WRNMMC. They must meet all requirements of NEO 4100 for Neurology Credit.

Grading Criteria: See "Neurology Clerkship". Students should be aware that the grade for this course issued by the Department of Neurology.

Comments: This Clerkship is also offered by the Department of Surgery NOT for Neurology credit. With prior arrangement it may be used to satisfy the Surgical Sub Internship.

Sites: WRNMMC

Course #: NER4210, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Course Type: C
Department: NER
Duration: 4
Hours: 5
(Letter/Pass/Fail): P

Description: Students will rotate on both outpatient/inpatient physical medicine consultation services. They will evaluate & participate in the rehabilitation of common neurological, neurosurgical & musculoskeletal practice areas including stroke, spinal cord trauma & acute/chronic musculoskeletal pain syndromes. Assist in management of patients under supervision of resident/staff physiatrist.

Grading Criteria: Clinical performance/topic presentation.

Comments: This elective may not be substituted for the Neurology requirement except by special arrangement.

Sites: NRHW, WRNMMC

Course #: NE04160, Combined Neurology Clerkship and Neurosurgery S.I.
Course Type: S
Department: NEO
Duration: 4
Hours: 8
(Letter/Pass/Fail): L

Description: In addition to the duties and requirements described in the Neurosurgery Clerkship and the Neurology clerkship students assume a greater level of responsibility for their patients. Evening, night and weekend call may be required.

Grading Criteria: See "Neurology Clerkship" if for Neurology credits.

Comments: Function at near intern level. This elective may satisfy neurology requirements.

Sites: WRNMMC

Course #: Course #: NE04052, Neurology Clinical Elective
Course Type: C
Department: NEO
Duration: 4
Hours: 5
(Letter/Pass/Fail): P

Description: Students may elect a wide variety of clinical activity ranging from TBI to Peripheral Neurology and EMG. They may elect Child Neurology during months when it is not offered on the Lottery and may elect it at sites where Child Neurology is not offered in the Lottery.

Sites: Various

Course #: Neurology Research Elective
Course Type: L
Duration: 4
Hours: 5
(Pass/Fail)

Description: Laboratory and clinical research is carried out by several members of the Neurology Faculty. These vary from time to time depending on the interests of the investigators and military rotations. Students interested in participating should e-mail their interest to Dr. Gunderson who can put them in contact with the appropriate faculty member.