Medical Student Education
MD 832: Clerkship in Neurology
Course Director: Tarek Ali, MBBS, MEd
The neurology clerkship is a four-week course for third-year medical students. This clinical clerkship is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge in neurology. Through a variety of clinical experiences, students participate in the care of neurology patients. Students develop and refine their clinical skills (e.g. interviewing, physical examination, differential diagnosis, and formulating diagnostic and treatment plans) for patient problems under the direct supervision of faculty preceptors.
Students spend three weeks on inpatient neurology services at UK Hospital under the tutelage of resident and faculty physicians. The remaining week is spent in our clinical faculty’s outpatient sub-specialty clinics.
Adopting the flipped classroom model of instruction, students review lecture content independently and at their own pace. Classroom sessions are used to discuss cases and conditions related to common topics in neurology. Students attend case discussion sessions and weekly departmental didactics throughout each week.
Acting Internship Courses
The UK College of Medicine Department of Neurology offers primary acting internships in adult and child neurology. As part of the fourth-year course offerings in the College of Medicine, this primary acting internship is designed to provide students with an advanced level of direct patient care responsibility greater than that required during a third-year clerkship or fourth-year elective. During this course, the student will assume direct responsibility for management of patient care, and with the appropriate oversight of supervising physicians, assume the responsibilities of a first-year intern. Activities include (but are not limited to) performing the initial evaluation of patients, developing diagnostic and therapeutic plans, entering patient care orders, providing cross-coverage, and communicating with patients, families, and members of the healthcare team.
Course List and Application Process
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Visiting Student Application Process
The UK College of Medicine is a host institution under the AAMC Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program. If you are enrolled as a fourth-year medical student at a school that is accredited by the United States Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), we invite you to apply for an elective at the College of Medicine-Lexington Campus through VSLO. Our department cannot accept your application materials directly. For more information: