Neurology Clerkship (4 weeks)
MED MS 316
Students at Boston University School of Medicine are required to participate in a 4 week Neurology Clerkship in the third year. The goal of the Clerkship is to teach students how a neurologist thinks about disease. The major goal of the clerkship is to gain a solid foundation in the neurological history and examination and the interpretation and significance of neurological examination findings. Much attention is devoted to clinical-anatomical correlation and refining the skills of "lesion localization." Students spend their clinical time in both the in-patient/consultation service and the outpatient clinics. Students are expected to spend most of their time on the adult services, but there is also opportunity to spend time with the Pediatric Neurology group. There are weekly didactic sessions with a senior faculty member that concentrate on clinical problem solving. Clinically relevant reading material and the cases to be discussed in the didactic sessions are provided on the clerkship's BlackBoard site. Students are integrated into the daily resident schedule of special seminars and teaching conferences.