IU School of Medicine



The student will be an active participant in a busy neurosurgical practice. The student will be exposed to neurology, neuro-radiology, and neurosurgery and will participate in the decision making and care, including assisting in surgery on private patients. The student will be expected to develop a degree of proficiency in neurological examinations and learn other diagnostic techniques and the management of acute and chronic neurologic problems.

Elective Details:

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

Director: Jeffrey Kachmann, M.D.

Campus: Fort Wayne

Location: Fort Wayne Neurological Center (Fort Wayne)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Describe etiology of common neurological conditions (MK2)
  • 2) Recognize indications for and interpret tests used in the evaluation of patients requiring neurosurgery (PC3)
  • 3) Describe surgical and non-surgical treatment options for patients with neurological conditions (MK5)
  • 4) Improve cerebral and spinal localization skills (PC5)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (90 % Clinical Observation; 10 % Library)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 40-45

Time Distribution: 90% Clinical; 10% Library

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   

Third Year Elective? No

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None