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The Neuroscience clerkship is a four-week rotation that should provide a setting for medical students to learn clinical neuroscience. For students interested in Neurology or Neurosurgery as possible career choices, it is strongly recommended that the student do a subsequent Acting Internship (AI) rotation during the summer or early fall of their 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, students must have completed all required courses/rotations for the third year of medical school.

Length of course: Four weeks

Date/time/location: The student may be assigned to Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, State College locations or Kaiser Permanente for all or part of the rotation.

Description: The clerkship includes two weeks of core neurology on either the inpatient neurology or stroke services, as well as two weeks of selectives that may include neurosurgery, neurocritical care, pediatric neurology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and/or outpatient adult neurology. After completing the rotation, the student should be comfortable performing a neurological examination and evaluating patients with various neurological disorders. For additional information, refer to the clerkship curriculum guidelines.

Contact Us

Dr. Gary Thomas, associate professor of neurology
Co-clerkship director
gthomas@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Dr. Mark Dias
Co-clerkship director
mdias@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Charmaine Hess
Clerkship coordinator
chess3@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Sara Langan
Clerkship coordinator for Neurosurgery
slangan@pennstatehealth.psu.edu

Mail: Department of Neurology
500 University Dr.
P.O. Box 850, MC H037
Hershey, PA 17033-0859

Phone: 717-531-1803

University Park

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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 the 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 and rehabilitation. 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, refer to the clerkship curriculum guidelines.

Locations

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

HealthSouth
550 W. College Ave.
Pleasant Gap, PA 16823

Contact Us

Dr. Pete Roy
Clerkship director
eroy@mountnittany.org
814-231-6868