Neurology

185.1 Inpatient General Neurology

Instructor:  Sarah O’Shea, M.D.

Location: Boston Medical Center

Contact: Joseph Russo   Telephone: 638-5348  Email: jnrusso@bu.edu

Number of Students: Two fourth year students per block

Period to be offered: 2 weeks or 4 weeks (Blocks 9-20)

Students are to report to the Menino 7th Floor work room (Room 7018, by the Menino service elevators) by 7 a.m.

Description of Elective:

This elective is for the BUSM student to provide students with a broad exposure to the field of general inpatient neurology. Students will learn how to approach the diagnosis and management of patients with non-stroke neurological disorders. In addition, students will learn to work in multi-disciplinary teams to participate in the care of complex patients.

 

185.2 Inpatient Stroke Neurology

Instructor:  Sarah O’Shea, M.D.

Location: Boston Medical Center

Contact: Joseph Russo  Email:  jnrusso@bu.edu

Number of Students: Two fourth year students per block

Period to be offered: 2 weeks or 4 weeks (Blocks 9-20)

Students are to report to the Menino 7th Floor work room (Room 7018, by the Menino service elevators) by 7 a.m.

Description of Elective:

This elective is for the BUSM student to provide students with a broad exposure to the field of inpatient Stroke Neurology. Students will learn how to approach the diagnosis and management of patients with different forms of strokes and stroke risk factors. In addition, students will learn to work in multi-disciplinary teams to participate in the care of complex patients.

 

186.1 Outpatient Clinical Neurology: Movement Disorders

Instructor:  Sarah O’Shea, M.D.

Location: Boston Medical Center

Contact: Joseph Russo  Email:  jnrusso@bu.edu

Number of Students: Two fourth year students per block

Period to be offered: 2 weeks

Student will have emailed instructions from education coordinator on logistics.

Description of Elective:

This elective is for the BUSM student to provide students with a broad exposure to the neurological subspecialty of Movement Disorders. During this 2-week elective, students will participate in different clinical activities with Movement Disorder sub-specialists. During this elective, students will learn to evaluate, diagnose, and manage patients with different Movement disorders.

 

186.2 Outpatient Clinical Neurology: Pain

Instructor:  Sarah O’Shea, M.D.

Location: Boston Medical Center

Contact: Joseph Russo  Email:  jnrusso@bu.edu

Number of Students: Two fourth year students per block

Period to be offered: 2 weeks

Student will have emailed instructions from education coordinator on logistics.

Description of Elective:

This elective is for the BUSM student to provide students with a broad exposure to the neurological subspecialty of Pain Neurology. During this 2-week elective, students will participate in different clinical activities with Pain sub-specialists. During this elective, students will learn to evaluate, diagnose, and manage patients with different Pain related disorders such as headache, back pain, neck pain and other pain-related conditions.

 

186.3 Outpatient Clinical Neurology: Sleep

 Instructor:  Sarah O’Shea, M.D.

Location: Boston Medical Center

Contact: Joseph Russo  Email:  jnrusso@bu.edu

Number of Students: Two fourth year students per block

Period to be offered:  4 weeks

Student will have emailed instructions from education coordinator on logistics.

Description of Elective:

This elective is for the BUSM student to provide students with a broad exposure to the neurological subspecialty of Sleep medicine. During this 4-week elective, students will participate in different clinical activities with Sleep sub-specialists. During this elective, students will learn to evaluate, diagnose, and manage patients with different Sleep-related disorders.

 

186.4 Outpatient Clinical Neurology: Epilepsy

Instructor:  Sarah O’Shea, M.D.

Location: Boston Medical Center

Contact: Joseph Russo  Email:  jnrusso@bu.edu

Number of Students: Two fourth year students per block

Period to be offered: 2 weeks

Student will have emailed instructions from education coordinator on logistics.

Description of Elective:

This elective is for the BUSM student to provide students with a broad exposure to the neurological subspecialty of Epilepsy. During this 2-week elective, students will participate in different clinical activities with Epilepsy sub-specialists. During this elective, students will learn to evaluate, diagnose, and manage patients with different Epilepsy disorders.

 

186.5 Mixed Outpatient Neurology Elective

Course Director: Shuhan Zhu, M.D.

Location: Boston Medical Center

Contact: Joseph Russo   Email:  jnrusso@bu.edu

Number of Students: 1-2 per block based on availability

Period to be Offered: 4 weeks (available every block.  Priority will be given to those applying into Neurology during Blocks 9-12 to allow applicants the ability to complete rotations in time for their applications)

Student will have emailed instructions from education coordinator on logistics.

Description of Elective:

This elective is for the BUSM student to provide students with a broad exposure to the field of outpatient neurology based on the students’ areas of interest. During this 4-week elective, students may choose to take 2 different 2-week outpatient rotations through different neurology concentrations to learn and further explore their interests.  This elective is for the BUSM student to provide a broad exposure to the field of neurology based on the students’ areas of interest. During this 4-week elective, students may choose to take two different 2 week rotations through different neurology concentrations to learn and further explore their interests. The elective will consist of a mix of in person clinic days and televisit-clinic days. This elective takes place at BMC.  During this 4-week block, the student will select subspecialty two week rotations which will allow them to be exposed to a broader array of neurological symptoms through each subspecialty settings.  This will allow students to explore some of their interests in the field of neurology, and can help with their career planning.  The rotation units that students may choose from include outpatient subspecialties of pain, sleep, movement disorders and epilepsy; if the student is applying into the specialty of Neurology, they are also eligible to participate in a two week Neuromuscular specialty.

 

186.6 Neuromuscular Neurology Elective

Instructor:  Sarah O’Shea, M.D.

Location: Boston Medical Center

Contact: Joseph Russo  Email:  jnrusso@bu.edu

Number of Students: Two fourth year students per block

Period to be offered: 2 weeks

Student will have emailed instructions from education coordinator on logistics.

Description of Elective:

This elective is for the BUSM student to provide students with a broad exposure to the neurological subspecialty of neuromuscular medicine. During this 2-week elective, students will participate in different clinical activities with neuromuscular sub-specialists. During this elective, students will learn to evaluate, diagnose, and manage patients with different neuromuscular disorders.

 

187.1 Neurocritical Care Elective

Instructor:  Sarah O’Shea, M.D.

Location: Boston Medical Center

Contact: Joseph Russo  Email:  jnrusso@bu.edu

Number of Students: 2 fourth year students per block

Period to be offered: 4 weeks

Students are to report to SICU 3rd floor Neuro work room (nearby to SICU Room 20) by 6:30 a.m.

Description of Elective:

This elective is for the BUSM student to provide students with a broad exposure to the field of neurocritical care. Students will learn how to approach the diagnosis, work-up, initial emergent management and long-term care of critically-ill patients with neurological illness.

 

188.1  Neurology Research  (non-clinical elective)

Instructor:  Sarah O’Shea, M.D.

Location: Boston Medical Center

Contact: Joseph Russo  Email: jnrusso@bu.edu

Number of Students: Two fourth year students per block

Period to be offered: Four week blocks (Blocks 9-20)

Students will have emailed instructions from education coordinator on logistics

Description of Elective

The student will join a supervising Neurology faculty mentor for a research project that is organized prior to the start of the elective and approved by the elective subcommittee of the medical school. The student will work as a member of the team with the principal investigator and/or other junior investigators. The student will spend his/her time performing some or all of study research, study development, IRB submission, study planning and data collection, data analysis, and study write up. A thorough written summary of the student’s progress and/or accomplishments will also be performed. The student will also attend various conferences focused on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with general neurologic disease. Emphasis is placed on developing skill in performance of research techniques, with particular focus on development of research ideas, IRB creation and submission, data collection and analysis, and manuscript creation. Students are expected to participate in all service activities Monday through Friday. Weekend responsibilities or evening call is not required.

Additional requirements for the Research block include:

1) Please submit to Joseph Russo and Clerkship Instructor the name of your project, attending you are working with, brief description and a schedule/outline of your work for the four weeks (using the table form below).

Neurology Research Elective Grade Form

Project Title:

Project Team:

Goals for Block: (What you want to accomplish/work on for the projects)

Timeline:

Week 1:

Week 2:

Week 3:

Week 4:

Summary: (Discuss your project, and accomplishments and plans going forward)

2)  please submit an E-Value request to your research adviser to complete, this is done in a similar fashion of how students usually request evals for clinical rotations, the E-value form that is automatically sent out will be the Research SEF (RSEF) rather than the usual Clinical SEF (CSEF)

If your research preceptor currently does not have a profile in E-value, you can request for them to be registered by going to the link below, you will need their email address to register them: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/evalue/evalue-help-desk/

3) you will be expected to present your project in poster form at the annual Kase Research Symposium scheduled in April of each year, you will receive reminders and further information in the months before the event