The Neurology clerkship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), in affiliation with Harvard Medical School, is a rigorous neurology rotation that exposes medical students to the spectrum of neurology care, including ICU and non-ICU inpatient services, pediatric neurology and outpatient services.
Students train under the guidance of the clerkship director and the BWH team of neurologists who specialize across the spectrum of neurological diseases. The clerkship awards students the opportunity to apply basic concepts from neuroanatomy and neuropathology and learn about the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of common neurological disorders firsthand.
As neurology is primarily an outpatient specialty, students also attend outpatient clinics for the many subspecialties of neurology at the Jamaica Plain campus of the VA Boston Healthcare System. Under the direction of David McCarthy, MD, students learn about the outpatient diagnosis and management of neurological problems including stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders and multiple sclerosis.