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Electives - Neurology
ACE - Externship in Clinical Neurology
Elective Number: 1701
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Binit Shah
Coordinator: Karen Smith; McKim room 2001; 924-5548
A pager is required, but it not provided by the department.
Duration: 4 weeks maximum; 2 weeks minimum (as non-ACE option)
Available:Rotations 1- 12
Report to: Contact Dr. Shah for details
Time to Report: TBA
Place to Report: TBA
Typical day: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: A student may not take time off during an ACE.
Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1 (2 by special arrangement)
Course Description: One externship position is offered during each four-week rotation block during the academic year. The extern, under supervision of a neurology resident and attending, assumes the responsibility for the evaluation and daily care of hospitalized adult patients with neurological disorders. The extern participates in daily work and teaching rounds. The rotation is divided into at least two blocks. Two-to-three weeks are spent on the adult consults /general neurology/stroke or neurological intensive care unit and one week will be on the night-float service. The extern is expected to attend the daily resident didactic sessions as well as attend Neurology grand Rounds while not on the night-float service. On an individually arranged basis, the extern may participate in Neurology Outpatient Clinics where s/he will encounter a wide variety of neurological problems seen in the office practice. There the extern examines selected new and return patients, reviews findings with a Neurology Resident and with members of the Neurology faculty, and assists in designing a plan of patient evaluation and therapy. The student will be assigned to at least one period of 24 contiguous hours off, on average, per week. There will be weekend rounds while on the consults/stroke/general neurology and ICU services. The extern will take short call if on the stroke or general neurology service.
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