Neurology

Neurology offers clerkships for students in the University Park and Hershey tracks at their respective locations.

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The Neurology Clerkship is a four-week rotation that should provide a setting for medical students to learn Clinical Neurology. For students that are interested in Neurology as a possible career it is strongly recommended that the student do an Acting Internship (AI) rotation in the summer or early fall of his/her fourth year of medical school.

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.

Length Of Course: 4 weeks

Date/Time/Location: The student may be assigned to PSHMC, Harrisburg, State College or York Hospital for all or part of the rotation.

Description: 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. 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.

Contact Us

Dr. Gary Thomas, associate professor of neurology
Clerkship Director
gthomas@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Charmaine Hess,
Clerkship Coordinator
chess3@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

You are also welcome to contact us by phone or mail at

Department of Neurology, H037
500 University Drive
Hershey, PA 17033-0859
717-531-1803

University Park

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University Park Clerkship

The Neurology Clerkship is a rotation that should provide a setting for medical students to learn Clinical Neurology. For students that are interested in Neurology as a possible career it is strongly recommended that the student do an Acting Internship (AI) rotation in the summer or early fall of his/her fourth year of medical school.

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. Students may also choose to complete a week in Neurosurgery or Physical Medicine & Rehab. Brief experiences in Neuro-radiology, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Pathology and Pain Medicine are offered as well. 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 SIMBA.

Locations

Mount Nittany Health-Seig Neuro Science Center
2121 Old Gatesburg Road, Suite 100
State College PA 16803

HealthSouth
550 West College Avenue
Pleasant Gap, PA 16823

Contact Us

Dr. Pete Roy
Clerkship Director
eroy@mountnittany.org
(814) 231-6868