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 (robertss@ipfw.edu)

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

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: Fort Wayne Neurology (Fort Wayne)

Other Faculty: IUSM - FW Neurology Volunteer Clinical Faculty

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)


  • Neurological Exam Check list; Rubric for H&P Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (The student will be assessed by faculty preceptors through direct observation of patient exams and evaluation of H&P write-ups. Faculty will also review the final oral and written case presentation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

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:

THIS ELECTIVE DOES NOT PARTICIPATE IN THE INITIAL SENIOR MATCH All Fort Wayne electives must go thru the Fort Wayne campus coordinators.

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