Student Electives

Michigan State University Department of Neurology and Ophthalmology Clerkship in Neurology

Duration1 month
Distribution of student’s timeOutpatient rotations can be arranged at request
DescriptionEach monthly rotation is spent in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings allowing for exposure to a broad spectrum of acute and chronic neurological diseases. During the inpatient section, students admit patients to the Stroke Unit and are responsible for presentation and daily management of the patient, or evaluation and following of patients on the consultation service. Working closely with neurology residents is expected. Teaching rounds are held daily. In outpatient clinic, students have 1:1 teaching ratio in specialty clinics, including ALS, movement disorders, stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, headache, general, and behavioral neurology. Evaluations are completed by faculties who have worked with the student.

Information about objectives for the rotation, reading material (recent journal articles), websites, review Neurology content from Year 2 courses, and a pretest to be taken early in the clerkship are available in the D2L course 'Neurology Rotation' accessible from the D2L login site You must have a username and password to log into the D2L site. Then select the ‘Neurology Rotation’ course; then click on ‘Content’ to see the options. Krista Leiter will assist students enrolled in the elective with authorization to access this site.

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