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Neuroscience Clerkship

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Clerkship Director
Marcus Chacon, MD
Department of Neurology

(608) 263-3379

Clerkship Coordinator
Mary Beth Dunning

(608) 265-9627

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During the third year of the MD Program curriculum, medical students at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison will complete the Neuroscience Core Clerkship.


Students will encounter many patients with interesting conditions affecting the nervous system during this four-week clerkship.


Key elements of the clerkship include:

  • Learning to use history and the physical exam to determine an anatomical localization of disease and arrive at a diagnosis
  • Developing physical exam skills through regular contact with patients
  • Case-based discussion with faculty and residents
  • Regular feedback and conversation with the faculty and residents
  • A multidisciplinary view of neurological disease with experiences in rehabilitation medicine, neuroradiology and neurosurgery

The approach to diseases of the nervous system may seem daunting given their complexities. Learning how to approach patients with neurological diseases and understanding the thought process that is used to develop a diagnosis will provide students with a powerful set of skills that can be utilized throughout their careers.


Detailed information about curriculum, expectations and policies, and feedback and evaluation, can be found in the clerkship handbook posted at Learn@UW and in the OASIS course catalog.



Neuroscience Clerkship

Last updated: 06/18/2014
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