IU School of Medicine



The purpose of the senior electives in neurology is to enhance the experience of the Neuroscience Clerkship and expose the student to a broad range of neurologic disorders. It is recommended for students who wish to become more familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of both common and rare neurological disorders, and to refine their skills and abilities in neurologic history taking and examination. The goal of this elective is to establish confidence in interactions with patients (and families) who have neurological diseases, confidence in the neurological exam, and basic knowledge of neurological diseases and their treatments.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Tami Hall (hall47@iupui.edu)

Director: Joanne Wojcieszek , M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: Eskenazi Health Services, IU Health Methodist Hospital, IU Health Neuroscience Center, IU Health North Hosptial, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, IU Health University Hospital, and Roudebush VA Medical Center (Indianapolis); IU Health West (Avon

Other Faculty: Departmental Faculty

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Accurately perform and interpret neurological exam findings in the context of patient assessments (PC2)
  • 2) Identify common neurological afflictions with regard to clinical presentation, examination findings, differential diagnosis, diagnostic studies and treatment modalities (PC3)
  • 3) Apply cumulatively acquired knowledge of common neurological disorders toward the focused interview and examination of patients (PC1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (Clinical Observation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status; Neurology clerkship must be completed

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 45

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Tami Hall (hall47@iupui.edu) If enrolling in this elective less than 60 days prior to the start date, please contact the course coordinator, Tami Hall (hall47@iupui.edu); 317-963-7424.

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None