Expectations and Responsibilities

“Take the neuron by the axon”
“Take the neuron by the axon”

Inpatient Ward Services

Services include GNV Stroke, GNV General Neurology, GNV Neurology Consults, GNV VA and JAX General Neurology Ward.

 

Expectations

  • Adhere to the schedule. Students are expected to stay until their service checks out to the evening coverage.
  • Attend expected work hours of 8 am – 5 pm, which includes morning report, morning rounds, grand rounds, noon conferences, and any other lecture that is advantageous to understanding the inpatient experience. Note that you are expected to pre-round on your patients prior to the start of regular work hours and should come in early enough (30-60 min) to accomplish this. You should not leave at the end of the day until all assigned work for your patients is completed.
  • If starting on a Monday, the student should contact the resident to receive a patient during prerounds to present at morning table rounds. This shows initiative.
  • See new admissions and consults, taking a complete neurology history and physical. You can use the Neurology H&P Template at the end of the Syllabus. You should follow at 2-3 patients in each service rotation.
  • See assigned patients in follow-up, taking a focused neurology history and physical (AKA SOAP) appropriate for the patient.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Complete an EPIC tutorial and have functional username and password before your first day of inpatient wards. The EPIC hotline is (352) 265-EPIC, if help is needed.
  • Participate fully in a team’s activities including patient admission work-ups, rounding, and attending morning report and grand rounds. This includes active discussion of patients, even those not under your care at a certain time.
  • Review literature relevant to the patients that the team is caring for to improve discussion during rounds. If possible, try to do a small presentation about topics relevant to rounds.
  • Each student should evaluate his/her patients DAILY before rounds. The students should discuss the progress note daily with his/her resident and attending during rounds. Do NOT include progress notes in the patient’s electronic medical record.
  • No written H&P needs to be formally graded, but you can send tour H&P to the Attending on service to obtain feedback (optional).
  • Participate fully in the care of neurologic patients. Assist in performing procedures under the supervision of neurology residents or attendings.

General Neurology, Consults and Subspecialty Clinics

Expectations

  • Attend with one of the attendings you are working with that week.
  • Experience a general neurology of subspecialty clinical setting and participate actively in patient care.

 

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Complete an EPIC tutorial and have functional username and password before your first day. The EPIC hotline is (352) 265-EPIC, if help is needed.
  • Report with your attending at your specified location.
  • See patients (if possible) and present them to the resident, fellow, or staffing attending for assessment of your clinical presentation. In subspecialty clinics, either see patients or observe the fellow or staffing attending and participate actively in patient care.