This is a two-week integrated ambulatory and hospital consultation experience.  Students will participate in the care of both ambulatory and hospitalized neurological patients. Students will complete the rotation at one of the following sites: Saint Barnabas Hospital Health System (Bronx, NY), Staten Island University Hospital (Staten Island, NY).


Neurology Clerkship Learning Objectives:

  • Obtain an accurate medical history on patients with neurological illnesses

  • Perform an accurate neurologic examination on patients

  • Assess patients with altered level of consciousness or abnormal mental status

  • Identify appropriate diagnostic tests and procedures in the evaluation of patients with neurologic illnesses.

  • Use the data from the medical interview and physical examination as well as supporting evidence to formulate a differential diagnosis for patients with neurologic illnesses

  • Complete a write up on a neurologic patient that includes clinical information from the medical interview and physical examination, a differential diagnosis, and appropriate initial treatment plan 

  • Identify an appropriate approach to evaluating, diagnosing and treating patients with the neurologic conditions

  • Engages in self-directed learning

  • Respond appropriately to feedback

  • Prepare effective patient write-ups

  • Deliver effective oral presentations

  • Work effectively and collaboratively with other members of the health care team

  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with patients and their families across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds

  • Demonstrate respect and compassion in the care of all patients

  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity in all professional activities

  • Describe the resources in the health care setting and in the community that would provide optimal care for patients.

  • Recognize approaches to collaborative and team-based care for patients

  • Recognize the impact of social   determinants of health on an   individual patient