Clerkship in Neurology, MD-832
The Neurology Clerkship is a four-week course designed for medical students from the University of Kentucky during which they will observe and experience the assessment and treatment of acute and chronic diseases of the nervous system (including neurological emergencies). The rotation will focus on differential diagnosis, pathogenesis, and physical findings of common neurologic diseases.
Students will spend time in one of four inpatient areas: General Neurology, Stroke/Vascular Neurology, Neurology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, or Child Neurology. Additionally, students spend time in an outpatient neurology clinic at least three times during the four weeks. The student’s outpatient clinic experience allows the student to gain exposure to concepts that they may not have been exposed to on the inpatient services. Students regularly attend didactic lectures during the neurology rotation. New this academic year, the Department of Neurology will begin its transition to the flipped classroom model for education.
Acting Internship in Neurology, NEU-850
To diagnose the common, acute and emergency problems of disease of the central nervous system
To introduce he students to neurological diagnostic studies and their indications, contraindictions and complications
To manage common neurological disorders effectively on a long term basis including rehabilitative and community based resources
To teach practical aspects of the pharmacologic agents commonly used to treat neurological disorders.
Students will take this course in either adult or child neurology under the supervision of a faculty physician, senior resident and junior resident. Students participate in ward rounds with residents and attending staff and in the regular teaching conferences of the Department of Neurology. Students will participate in the night call rotation. Students may attend the outpatient clinics and work under the supervision of the faculty physician, chief resident and ward resident.