IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 02NR711 — CLINICAL NEUROLOGY


The student will be exposed to a broad range of neurological and neurosurgical pathologies in the community setting. Specifically, the student will be exposed to outpatient neurologic and neurosurgical patients, inpatient neurologic consultations, and EEG, EMG and other neurological testing. There will be exposure to tele-medicine with the Stroke Care Now Network and clinical research.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu)

Director: Fen-Lei Chang, M.D., Ph.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: Fort Wayne Neurology, PPG Neurology (Fort Wayne)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Demonstrate proficiency in neurological history taking and examination of adult and pediatric patients (PC1)
  • 2) Determine the basis of diagnosis and management of neurological disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings (PC2)
  • 3) Apply knowledge from current literature searches to the patients' disease pathophysiology and management options (MK5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form (Faculty will also review the final oral and written case presentation using a Rubric for H&P; Neurological Exam Check list)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status, completed Neurology Clerkship

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical, 10% Library /Research

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu) THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.  For Family Medicine electives contact the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program at 260-422-6573.  All others contact Sharon Roberts (robeshar@iupui.edu or 260-481-0224. or Gina Bailey (gibailey@iupui.edu or 260-481-6731.. Enrollment needs director's approval    Housing may be provided

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: Yes

Skills Description: Student will have opportunities to work with nurse practioners, pharmacists, and social workers.

Service Learning Included: None