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NENS 301A. Neurology Core Clerkship (SUMC, PAVAMC, SCVMC, LPCH)     Closed to Visitors
The Neurology Core Clerkship is designed to train students in the systematic and logical approach to a wide variety of clinical neurology via the comprehension and application of the neurologic history and physical exam in the evaluation and management of neurological diseases. Students are assigned to the following locations for training: Stanford Hospital neurology inpatient wards; Stanford Hospital neurology outpatient clinic; Stanford Hospital Neurology Intensive Care Unit; Stanford Neurosurgery Service; Santa Clara Valley Medical Center neurology inpatient consultation and clinic service; the Palo Alto Veterans Administration ward/ consultation/ clinic neurologic services; Lucile Packard Children's Hospital neurology consultation and clinics. All these venues satisfy the core graduation requirement for the Required Neurology Clerkship. Responsibilities differ among the different clerkship venues, but a common core of teaching and exposure to a variety of neurologic patient encounters and experiences will be presented to all students. Regardless of site location, students are expected to attend the core didactics of the clerkship that take place once weekly on Stanford Hospital campus. By the end of the clerkship, the students will know how to fully evaluate patients (with the neurologic history and competent neurological examination) and will have increased practical knowledge of clinical conditions affecting the nervous system. Passing of the NBME Subject Exam in Neurology is a required component of the clerkship and materials for study are provided to each student in support of this effort.
Prereq: None. For students requesting placement on neurosurgery service, preference is given to students who have completed the core surgical clerkship. However, student must have completed formal “OR SCRUB TRAINING”.
Periods Avail: 1-12, except Christmas break. 4-9 students per period.
Reporting Instructions: TBA
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 1
Director: Jeffrey E. Dunn, M.D. (650-736-4310, jeffdunn@stanford.edu) and Veronica Santini, M.D., M.A. (954-632-8899, santiniv@stanford.edu)
Other Faculty: Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuro Pediatrics.
Coord: Christine Hopkins (650-498-3056, chopkins@stanford.edu)

NENS 307A. Advanced Clinical Elective in Child Neurology (SUMC)   S2   Open to Visitors
The advanced clerkship in child neurology is geared toward the student drawn toward a residency in child neurology or another specialty field in the neurosciences.  The student will be asked and required to function at an intern level. During the month, the student will meet with our division chief, residency director, clerkship director, and resident “buddy,” and will receive a book stipend. Specific requirements will include: 1. Being the primary source of contact for his or her assigned hospital patients. 2. First on-call (from 0800 until 1700, with close resident back-up) for the Child Neurology service (team A or team B) at LPCH on at least 2 weekdays during a 4-week block. 3. Documenting in the Electronic Medical Record at least 5 (five) inpatient consultations. 4. Availability for weekend rounds and/or consults on 1 weekend. 5. Presentation/facilitation of one primary research article at the Thursday noon Journal Watch conference. 6. Presentation of one morning report on Tuesday morning 7. Attendance of pediatric neurology clinics, if desired, may occur during 1-2 weeks of the rotation. This clerkship requires prior approval by Clerkship Director. Visiting students wishing to do this clerkship must receive prior approval from Clerkship Director before submitting their application.  This clerkship is not open to international students.  
Prereq: A prior Neurology clerkship and special approval by the Clerkship Director. For approval, please submit a current CV, transcript with clerkship evaluations, and prepare a brief statement of intent for review by clerkship director.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for four weeks. 1-2 students per period.
Reporting Instructions: TBA
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 2 (depends upon nature of the experience)
Director: Susy Jeng, M.D. (650-736-0885, sjeng@stanford.edu)
Other Faculty: Neurology, Neurosurgery and Pediatrics staff.
Coord: Christine Hopkins (650-498-3056, chopkins@stanfordmed.org)

NENS 308A. Advanced Clinical Elective in Adult Neurology (SUMC)   S2   Open to Visitors
This clerkship provides an opportunity for students in the clinical years to have an advanced clinical experience in Adult Neurology. The student will be expected to perform at a "subinternship" level on the Stanford inpatient ward and/or inpatient consult service, where they will be evaluating often undifferentiated patients with neurologic symptoms and will have increased independence as a student member of the team. In addition to this advanced clinical and professional role, the student will have an opportunity to be a near-peer mentor for the neurology clerkship students if they chose. This elective is often selected by those students interested in pursuing future residency training and career in Neurology or Neurosciences and is a 4 week rotation in which the schedule conforms to Stanford School of Medicine period dates. This clerkship requires completion of the Required Neurology Clerkship at Stanford (NENS301A) or an equivalent neurology clerkship from an outside institution. In addition, prior approval by Clerkship Director is required. Visiting students wishing to do this clerkship must receive prior approval from Clerkship Director before submitting an application.
Prereq: A prior Neurology clerkship and advance approval by the Clerkship Director.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for four weeks. 1 student per period.
Reporting Instructions: TBA
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 1 (No call, but rounds on weekends)
Director: Jeffrey E. Dunn, M.D. (650-736-4310, jeffdunn@stanford.edu) and Veronica Santini, M.D., M.A. (954-632-8899, santiniv@stanford.edu)
Other Faculty: Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuro Pediatrics.
Coord: Christine Hopkins (650-498-3056, chopkins@stanford.edu)

NENS 398A. Advanced Clinical Elective in Neurology (SUMC, PAVAMC, SCVMC)     Open to Visitors
The Advanced Clinical Elective in Neurology provides an opportunity for a student in the clinical years to have an advanced clinical, applied or translational clinical research experience in Neurology. The structure and duration of the elective will be decided by both the student and a faculty preceptor in the Department of Neurology. The faculty preceptor must be identified by the student, and the goals of the special projects elective defined and approved consensually in advance. Please note: Students cannot add 398A clerkships directly to their fishbowl schedules through the regular shuffles. Please contact Caroline Cheang in the Office of Medical Student Affairs at cheang@stanford.edu or 650-498-7619 with the faculty preceptor’s name and email address to add this clerkship.
Prereq: A prior Neurology clerkship or special approval by the Clerkship Director.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for four weeks. 1 student per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: To be determined; Time: TBA.
Units: 1-12     DropCode:     Call Code: 0
Director: Jeffrey E. Dunn, M.D. (650-736-4310, jeffdunn@stanford.edu) and Veronica Santini, M.D., M.A. (954-632-8899, santiniv@stanford.edu)
Other Faculty: To be determined.
Coord: Christine Hopkins (650-498-3056, chopkins@stanford.edu)

* "S1"=Selective Clerkship Category I (Basics in Clinical Care)
"S2"=Selective Clerkship Category II (Subinternship)

 

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