Clerkship Director:Stephen Berman, MD, PhD, MBA UCF Lake Nona Blvd. 6850 Lake Nona Blvd. Suite 410F Orlando, FL 32827 Office phone: 407-266-1167 Email – Stephen.Berman@ucf.edu
Bay Pines, VA-Site Director: Alfred Frontera, MD 10000 Bay Pines Blvd. Bay Pines, FL 33744 Office phone: 727-398-6661 (ext. 5587) Email – Alfred.Frontera2@va.gov
Orlando VA Lake Nona – Site Director:
Aunali S. Khaku, MD
13800 Veterans Way Orlando, FL 32827
Email – Aunali.Khaku@va.gov
Neurology Clerkship Coordinator:Celia Linton, MHSA UCF College of Medicine 70 West Gore Street Orlando, FL 32806 Office phone: 407-882-6003 Cell Phone: 407-461-7591 Fax: 407-303-3674
Email – Celia.Linton@ucf.edu
Clerkship Goals and Objectives
- Review basic sciences (anatomy, physiology, pathology) relevant to the diagnosis and management of common neurological conditions
- Develop and demonstrate the ability to acquire, record, and interpret clinical information about patients who present with common neurological symptoms.
- Develop and refine history-taking and examination skills pertinent to all patients, with a special emphasis on techniques for evaluating neurologic problems.
- Develop and demonstrate proficiency in eliciting historical elements of and performing examination techniques in evaluation of the common complaints, including: dizziness, vertigo, and syncope, weakness, headache, sensory loss, memory loss, altered mental status, loss of consciousness, cognitive impairment, back pain, hyperkinesis, hypokinesis, and acute muscle weakness
- Develop and demonstrate basic competencies in dealing with neurological emergencies, including: acute ischemic stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, delirium, status epilepticus, myasthenic crisis, neuromuscular respiratory failure, acute central nervous system infections, spinal cord compression, increased intracranial pressure and acute worst headache
- Develop and demonstrate professional comportment during interactions with patients, families, and other health professionals.
- Develop and demonstrate the ability to synthesize clinical data into a differential diagnosis and initial treatment plan for patients with common neurological problems.
- Develop and demonstrate proficiency in evaluation of common neurological conditions, including: stroke/TIA, seizure, migraine, dementia, neuropathy, myopathy, motor neuron disease, neuromuscular disease, dementia, delirium, demyelinating disease, Movement disorders
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
- For patients seen in the clerkship, apply evidence based principles to compare and contrast available treatment options with regard to efficacy, risk, benefit, and cost-effectiveness.
- Through reflection upon and discussion of patients seen develop increased knowledge and understanding of neurological disease processes and their diagnosis and treatment.
Ethics and Professionalism
- Demonstrate respect, truthfulness and honesty; appropriate self-assessment; understanding of patients’ rights; appropriate recommendation of response to conflicts between personal convictions and patients’ choices of medical treatments; and sensitivity to cultural and ethnic diversity
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- Demonstrate the ability to inquire about family and support systems; understanding of cultural diversity in health care delivery; understanding of social, psychological, and economic factors in health care delivery; accurately assessment of patients’ expectations and assumptions; and effective engagement of patients and families in verbal communication.
- Demonstrate the ability to give and receive handover of patient care responsibilities.
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