Medical Student Program

The medical student program at the department of neurology is directed by Darine Kassar, M.D.

The neurology clerkship is a 4 week required rotation that includes both inpatient and outpatient experiences. The students will have a 4 hour didactic every week. On the second Wednesday of each rotation, the students will go to the simulation lab and learn to perform lumbar puncture and fundus exam, as well as a session of cases overview in cerebral angiography. On the 3rd Wednesday of each rotation, a NBME study session will be performed.

In outpatient clinics, the student will experience the following clinic types:

  • General Neurology
  • Parkinson Clinic
  • Epilepsy Clinic
  • Electrodiagnosis (EMG)
  • Basis of Geriatric Medicine relevant to Neurology
  • Stroke Clinic

In inpatient, the student will experience the following:

  • General Neurology
  • Neurological complications of systemic diseases
  • Stroke rounds
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Electrodiagnosis (EEG, Evoked Potentials)

The primary purpose of the clinical neurosciences clerkship is to provide the medical student with the ability to perform a neurological interview and examination, interpret signs, consolidate symptoms and signs into syndromes, accurately diagnoses neurological diseases, and identify appropriate evidence-based management strategies.

The Neurology rotation has an average of eight faculty members and four residents from other clinics that rotate monthly. These residents are from internal medicine, family medicine, and psychiatry.

For additional information, please contact:

Marcela Guerrero
Medical Student Coordinator, Neurology
915-215-5915
marcela.guerrero@ttuhsc.edu