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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology
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Medical Students

The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology faculty members are very involved in teaching and mentoring medical students. Students are taught the neurological exam, and faculty members lecture on such topics as neuro-anatomy, epilepsy, movement disorders, traumatic brain injury, stroke, sleep disorders, headache, dementia, microbiology of central nervous system diseases and the neuropathology of tumors and vascular diseases. Senior residents and students act as volunteer teachers, and the neurology faculty is very involved in mentoring medical students at all levels of training through SIGN (student interest group in neurology).

Neurology Clerkship

The Neurology Clerkship is a required third-year core rotation. Visit the MD Education site for information on the clerkship.

Fourth-Year Rotations

Students interested in a career in neurology are required to do a one-month clinical rotation during their senior year. This can be a sub-internship on the consultation or stroke service, an outpatient rotation or a combination of both. MD students also have an opportunity to participate in one-to-two-month rotations that feature neurological research or particular aspects of clinical neurology under the guidance of a faculty mentor, as arranged between the student and the neurology clerkship director.

MD Teaching Opportunities

Passionate teachers are critical to the success of Feinberg medical students. The Augusta Webster Office of Medical Education is looking for Feinberg faculty to inspire future leaders by teaching in our MD Program. We offer teaching formats and schedules that can accommodate your needs.

Leadership

Stephen A VanHaerents, MD
Stephen A. VanHaerents, MD
Director, Medical Student Education in Neurology

Karan S Dixit, MD
Karan S. Dixit, MD
Associate Director, Medical Student Education in Neurology

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