There are several different clerkships offered
by the Department of Neurology. They are 665, 686, 687 and 646.
665 students placed outside of the Seattle area will need to watch
the orientation video in the Distance Learning section and look
for the orange
instructions on individual pages throughout
Neurology is a wonderful field. The exam is
involved and long, but can be very elegant and is often essential
for a diagnosis. One of the main goals of this course is to break
down two stereotypes concerning the exam and lack of treatment options.
We will provide you with a good foundation for further study and
knowledge that can be applied to the general medicine patient. You
will discover throughout your career how important a good base of
In addition to the requirements described
here, attitude, interest and effort are all essential for a good
Students with any concerns should feel free
to contact the course or site directors. It is our sincere goal
to make the neurology clerkship exciting, fun, educational, rigorous,
Courses 634-672 designate the required adult neurology
clerkship: Each site is designated by a different course
number. See Clerkship Sites for details.
Most students will take this course in the 4th year, but there is
the opportunity to take the course in your 3rd year during the 6-week
elective block. If you choose to take it in the 3rd year, please
make sure you have done one of the following: medicine, family medicine,
surgery or pediatrics. For those of you thinking about neurology
as a career or wishing to explore the possibility, the best time
to take Neurology 665 is late in the 3rd year or early in the 4th.
Course 685 is the elective epilepsy
and clinical EEG clerkship. This clerkship takes place
at Harborview Medical Center. See Epilepsy and Clinical EEG for specifics.
Course 687 is the elective pediatrics
neurology clerkship. This clerkship takes place at Children's
Hospital and Regional Medical Center. See Pediatric Neurology for specifics.
Courses available for Visiting Students: NEURL 686 (adult neurology clerkship), NEURL 685 and NEURL 687. See the VISITING STUDENT page for more information.