This website provides you with vital information about the clerkship, including:

  • Orientation presentation and materials
  • Clerkship aims, objectives, and expectations
  • Conference aims, objectives, preparation, PowerPoint presentations
  • Educational tools
  • Patient logs
  • Policies on call, duty hours, absences
  • Feedback and evaluation policy

Core clerkship objectives

Clinical experiencesdidactics, workshops, and feedback will be provided to master the knowledge, skills, and professional development listed below.

  • Obtain a detailed and comprehensive medical history, perform a complete and accurate neurological exam, and thoroughly document the history and thought process.
  • Learn about neurologic disease from both a broad and patient-centric perspective. Use the medical literature for diagnosis and management.
  • Synthesize medical data for localization, a prioritized differential, and plan for evaluation and treatment.
  • Present patients concisely and intellectually on rounds, and participate in discussion on diagnosis and disease management.
  • Work cohesively to become a valued member of a large health care team.
  • Communicate compassionately with your patient and their family to establish trust and coordinate their care.
  • Convey dedication, initiative, respect, a positive attitude, a thirst for knowledge, personal development and self-improvement.

For all questions regarding the third-year required Neurology Clerkship contact:

Robert T. Naismith, MD
Neurology Clerkship Director
Tel: 314-362-3998

Chrissy McIntosh
Education/Clerkship Coordinator
Tel: 314-362-3998