Clinical Neurosciences (Psychiatry and Neurology)

The Clinical Neurosciences Clerkship is an 8-week, combined clerkship experience in Psychiatry and Neurology.  Students spend 4 weeks in Psychiatry and 4 weeks in Neurology.  In psychiatry, students are assigned to one site for the full 4-week experience, which may be in an inpatient, partial hospital, consult, or children’s hospital setting.   In Neurology, students rotate through different services including inpatient neurology, consult neurology and neurosurgery.   Students also participate in an integrated didactic series as part of this clerkship. 

Assessment Methods Grade Composition
Psychiatry  
Written Clinical Evaluations 50%
OSCE 20%
Shelf Exam 20%
Observed Clinical Interview 10%
Neurology  
Written Clinical Evaluations 50%
OSCE 20%
Shelf Exam 20%
History & Physical 10%
Objectives
1. Recognize and diagnose the major neurological and psychiatric disorders.
2. Conduct a comprehensive history and exam for patients with these disorders.
3. Understand and begin to implement the relevant emergency and maintenance treatment for these disorders.
4. Recognize the overlap and potential for integration between the clinical neuroscience practices of psychiatry and neurology.
5. To work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals, including nurses, pharmacists, social workers, physical therapists and administrative staff around the are of patients.