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 display ability to teach yourself and others, and appreciate the special nature of patients with neurologic conditions.

“Take the neuron by the axon”

“Take the neuron by the axon”


  • Adhere to the schedule and take shifts as scheduled. 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 to accomplish this. You should not leave at the end of the day until all assigned work for your patients is completed.
  • See new admissions and consults, taking a complete neurology history and physical.
  • See assigned patients in follow-up, taking a focused neurology history and physical (AKA SOAP) appropriate for the patient.



  • 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.
  • Participate fully in a team’s activities including patient admission work-ups, rounding, and attending morning report and grand rounds.
  • Each student is to write progress notes on his/her patients DAILY before rounds. The students should discuss the written progress note daily with his/her resident. Do not copy forward notes. Progress notes may be in either APSO (recommended) or SOAP format.
  • Follow a minimum of three to five patients concurrently.
  • Participate fully in the care of neurologic patients. Assist in performing procedures under the supervision of neurology residents or attendings.
  •  Students should have examination materials including a stethoscope, reflex hammer, tuning fork (128 Hz), and wear ID  badge on the first day.