Medical student education

The Department of Neurology offers a comprehensive and integrated curriculum in basic and clinical neurological sciences. Didactics and training experiences are offered through all four years of medical school.

PreClinical neurological education —first and second year medical students

Acute Stroke Action Program (ASAP)

The Acute Stroke Action Program (ASAP) an opportunity for WUMS 1s and 2s to carry the acute stroke pager for 1-2 weeks and race to the ED along with the stroke team to observe the hyperacute management of patients experiencing a stroke.

First year clinical correlations in neurosciences selective

This selective consists of opportunities to shadow a variety of physicians in the neurosciences, including adult or pediatric neurologists, neurointensivists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists, adult or pediatric neurosurgeons, and adult or pediatric psychiatrists as well as attend neuroscience conferences. Coursemaster is Allyson Zazulia, MD.

First Year alzheimer’s disease selective

Coursemaster is John Morris, MD. Contact Jennifer Phillips for additional information.

Second year diseases of the nervous dystem

The required second year course in Neuropathophysiology, directed by Dr. Allyson Zazulia, is Diseases of the Nervous System, which integrates Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuropathology. Coursemaster is Allyson Zazulia, MD.

Neurology clerkship and elective opportunities — third and fourth year medical students

Third year required clerkship

Students are immersed in a Neurology Clinical Experience over four weeks. Students are expected to participate as productive and valued team members who take care of patients and make a contribution while under appropriate supervision and guidance. All students participate in Adult Inpatient Neurology with scheduled Outpatient Clinical Experiences. Additional sub-rotations include Adult Inpatient and Emergency Department Consults with Subspecialty Clinics, Pediatric Inpatient Consults with Pediatric Clinics, and Inpatient Neurosurgery with Neurosurgical Clinics. The Clerkship supports key learning objectives of the neurologic history and exam, oral patient presentations, approach to the patient with neurological symptoms, and knowledge of neurological disease.

Fourth year elective opportunities

Elective courses are available for fourth-year medical students. We accept visiting fourth-year students from US-affiliated institutions after review by the curriculum office.

Research opportunities

Looking to get involved in basic or clinical neuroscience research? Many of our faculty have short research descriptions on the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS) website. Alternatively, you can browse our faculty bio pages.