from the director

A MESSAGE

From the Director

Neurology is a fascinating field. In these four weeks, students will be exposed to the depth and breadth of the nervous system. We want to help students to better understand the field and different facets of Neurology and combat any neurophobia that may exist among medical students. We are eager to provide a stimulating educational environment where student’s can acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes important in the care of neurologic disorders. We place the highest priority on your education. We want you to be the best!

Dr. Miguel Chuquilin

Expectations and

Responsibilities

We expect medical students to make themselves two things: teachable and indispensable. Be an excited learner; make it so that if you’re not there, the team feels the weight of your absence. We also expect you will have the ability to teach yourself and others, and to appreciate the special nature of patients with neurologic conditions.

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goals &

Objectives

Our goal is to help students to better understand the field and different facets of Neurology. Many goals are set for the learner and can be seen using the link below. The Department’s expectations for student performance are in line with the College of Medicine’s competency based curriculum. There are several objectives, both general and specific, that will help you develop and reinforce your procedural and analytical skills.

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Important Program information

Academic Schedule

While rotating in Neurology, students will experience inpatient and outpatient services. The schedule with each student’s specific rotations will be provided the week before the start date of each rotation.

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Educational Resources

“To study phenomena of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all.” – Sir William Osler

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Grading Policy

The final grade is break down into three components: 1. Clinical Core Competencies, 2. Portfolio Compilation, and 3. Medical Knowledge Examination.

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Attendance Policy

Attendance is required at all clerkship activities. In the third and fourth year clinical clerkships and electives, daily attendance is required for all aspects of the clinical rotations.

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Training Sites

To provide all UF students with an excellent learning experience, we provide 3rd year clerkship opportunities at both UFHealth Shands Hospital in Gainesville and UFHealth Shands Hospital Jacksonville. Inpatient and outpatient locations exist at both sites.

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Clerkships for Visitors

Our team is dedicated to ensuring the visiting students have the best Neurology experience at UF, the Gator Nation! We are so excited to help you achieve your goals and help you improve your Neurology clinical and analytical skills.

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Forms & Guidelines

Use the link below to access various forms needed for feedback and guidelines necessary for successful completion of your Clerkship.

Forms

Administration

Use the link below to get a listing of the key personnel in both the UFHealth Shands Gainesville and Jacksonville Locations. Contact information is provided.

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