|SOM Elective Brochure|
|Electives Type: Clinical|
Not currently being offerred ---Ambulatory Clinical Neurology in Austin
Successful completion of Year 3
Additional Requirements: n/a
|Responsible Faculty Director:
Annie Tsui, M.D.
Jason Shen, MD, John Bertelson, MD, Jack Fraim, MD, Osvaldo Perurena, M.D., Deborah Briggs, M.D., Muhammad Munir, MD, and Georgela Varga, MD
|Location to Report on First Day
including Period 12 (June), NOT including the holiday vacation Period 13 (Dec)
|This course will provide the senior medical student with the opportunity to become more proficient in the diagnosis and management of patients with neurological disorders that are commonly encountered in the ambulatory setting.|
|1. Improve ability to obtain a neurological history and perform the neurological exam, 2. Develop an appropriate differential diagnosis and plan for evaluation and management of common neurological disorders, 3. Observe faculty in various neurological subspecialty clinics.|
|Description of course activities|
|The student will see patients at Far West Clinic, as well as participate in EEG and EMG interpretations. When possible, students will interview and examine patients prior to discussion with faculty.|
|Type of students who would benefit from the course|
|Any senior medical student, especially students interested in a career in neurology or neurosurgery. Prior completion of a clerkship on the inpatient neurology service is strongly advised. Visiting students should submit an application through VSAS: https://services.aamc.org/20/vsas/public/school/instID/174 Select UTMB at Galveston as the host institution and indicate you wish to take NEUU 4011 on the application.|
|Clinical Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)|
|Day of Week||AM||PM|
|Average number of patients seen per week: 10|
|Call Schedule: none|
|Research Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)|
|Activity||Hours per Week|
|Faculty contact time||
|1. Clinical Observation|
|A.||Where are students observed on this elective?|
Patients simulators Other
|B.||Frequency - How often are students observed clinically?|
|Variable, primarily at Far West Clinic.|
|C.||Format - What method(s) are used to document the student's clinical performance?|
End of period
|2. Oral Presentation|
|A.||Audience - To whom does the student present?|
|B.||Frequency / duration of presentation(s)?|
|C.||Format - What guidelines are set for the student's presentation?|
|D.||Assessment - Who assesses the student's presentation performance?|
|Self-assessment Peer assessment Faculty assessment|
|E.||Method of content selection|
|Current cases Student-selected topic Assigned topic|
|3. Written Assignment (H&P's, notes, papers, abstracts, etc.)|
|A.||Frequency of written assignment(s)?|
|B.||Format - What guidelines are set for the student's written work?|
|C.||Length of written assignment(s)?|
|Abstract Annotated bibliography 1 - 2 page paper 3+ page paper|
|D.||Are recent references required? No If yes, how are they selected?|
|E.||Method of content selection - e.g. student-selected, relate to cases, etc.?|
|F.||Audience - Who assesses the studentís written performance?|
|Peer Assessment Faculty Assessment Other|
essay / short answer
|5. Extra Course Activities|
|What expectations do you have for the student to demonstrate participation in the elective (e.g. small group activities, seminars, thoughtful questions, providing resources, journal club, resident lecture attendance)?|
|1. Attendance of all neurology clinical conferences and resident lectures 2. Review of lecture series on Powerpoint|
|6. Other Modes of Evaluation|
|Please explain below.|
|7. If this course is an Acting Internship, please complete the following:|
Specify how the student will be given formative feedback on their clinical skills.
List advanced clinical skills that a student will be assured an opportunity to practice.
List other advanced clinical skills that a student may be exposed to depending on clinical case availability.
How will the acting intern student have responsibilities similar to a PGY1 resident? How will their responsibilities differ?
How will this course help prepare a student enter an internship in this field or a related field?
How will midpoint feedback be provided to the student? How will you remediate deficiencies identified at midpoint?
Acting Internship students often seek letters of recommendation following their experience. How many different faculty are they likely to encounter during this course? What is the usual number of working days they can expect to encounter the same individual faculty member? Describe the degree of supervision and interaction with faculty vs. residents or other providers.