Program Overview

Welcome to the Department of Neurology

The Neurology Clerkship is a four-week rotation that should provide a setting for medical students to learn Clinical Neurology.  Recently this clerkship has transitioned from a 4th year rotation to a 3rd year rotation. The clerkship should be utilized as a continuum to the Neural and Behavioral science block that you had in the second year. You may find it beneficial to review your notes from the second year course. For students that are interested in Neurology as a possible career or if you just want to learn more Neurology, it is strongly recommended that the student do an Acting Internship (AI) rotation.

 

Prerequisites

Successful completion of the pre-clinical curriculum of medical school, including clinically relevant neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropathology, and physical diagnosis.  In addition, he/she must have completed all required courses/rotations for the third year of medical school.

 

Experience

The student will have the opportunity to rotate on the inpatient and consult services, acute stroke service, pediatric neurology service, as well as the outpatient clinics.  The student may be assigned to PSHMC, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Harrisburg, State College or York Hospital for all or part of the rotation.  After completion of the rotation, the student should be comfortable in performing a neurological examination as well as in evaluating patients with various neurological disorders.  For additional information, please refer to the clerkship curriculum guidelines.  Any additional information regarding the clerkship can be found on ANGEL.

For any questions about the rotation, please contact Dr. Gary Thomas (Clerkship director) at 717-531-3828, press Option 1.  We look forward to working with you on the Neurology service and hope to make the rotation an enjoyable experience.