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Neurology Sub-Specialty Clinics - NEUR 542




University of Maryland Medical Center

Description and Goals:

This rotation will introduce medical students to several neurology sub-specialties, including the following: neuromuscular disorders, movement disorders, headache, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, sleep medicine, stroke, and neuro-ophthalmology. Students will rotate through the various sub-specialty clinics in the Neurology Ambulatory Center (NAC) and will be supervised by neurology attendings.

The goal of this rotation will be to teach or reinforce the ability to perform a history and neurological examination specific to the various sub-specialties, to deliver clear, concise and thorough oral presentations of a patient's history and examination, to distinguish normal from abnormal findings on the neurological examination, to localize the likely site or sites in the nervous system when a lesion could produce a patient's signs and symptoms, and to formulate a differential diagnosis based on lesion localization, time course, and relevant historical and demographic features.

This rotation will be particularly useful for students considering a career in neurology or those who may not have had an outpatient neurology experience during their third year neurology clerkship.

Number of Students:

2 per block

Time of Year Available:

Academic weeks 1-48


Monday-Friday - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Faculty Responsible:

Robert Shin
Associate Professor

Administrative Contact:

Penelope C. Birckhead
(410) 328-2180 phone
(410) 328-5899 fax  

Last Revision: January 28, 2014