Department of Neurology
Professor and Chair
William Weiner, MD
NEUR 530. Neurological Sciences III.
All members of the third-year class have a four-week neurology clerkship. Students rotate on one of the neurology or neurosurgery services at University of Maryland Medical Center or the adjacent Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The neurology staff provides a didactic series of lecture-demonstrations. In addition, students attend rounds and assist in the performance of procedures. Under house staff and attending staff supervision, students are responsible for the care of patients with neurological disorders in the critical care units, on the hospital wards, and in the outpatient clinics.
NEUR 541. Clinical Electives.
After completion of the third year, students are offered a variety of clinical experiences on the neurological service at University of Maryland Medical Center,, and the Baltimore Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The neurological examination of the patient is emphasized, as well as the study and application of a wide variety of specialized neurological diagnostic techniques. Each student will become proficient in taking a neurological history, performing a neurological exam, and formulating a reasonable diagnostic impression, differential diagnosis, plan of investigation, and management plan for several of the more common neurological problems.
Neurological Research Electives. In all four undergraduate years, a limited number of students will have the opportunity to work with individual members of the department in the following areas: 1) cerebrovascular physiology; 2) neuromuscular disease; 3) neurophysiology; 4) neurochemistry; 5) neurovirology and immunology; 6) computers and neurology; 7) epilepsy; 8) degenerative disorders; and 9) molecular-biology and the nervous system.
Students who have completed their first, second or third years and have an interest in neurological sciences may apply for additional training in clinical neurology or in one of the research laboratories of the department. Qualified students may receive remuneration as fellows for the 10-week fellowships taken during vacation periods.
There is a fully accredited three-year residency training program in the specialty of neurology at the University of Maryland Medical System. The program provides for comprehensive clinical training as well as rotation through the associated basic science disciplines. In addition, fellowships are available for subspecialty neurology training, such as EEG and epilepsy, EMG and neuromuscular disorders, stroke, neuroimmunology and neurorehabilitation. For further information contact Dr. Barney Stern, Neurology Residency Program Director.