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Neurology Clerkship

No organ of the body is more amazing than the brain. The Department of Neurology clerkship program provides an opportunity to learn about a wide variety of disorders that affect the nervous system. 

Third-year medical students participate in a month-long experience during which they learn the fundamentals of neurology from our neurology faculty and senior neurology residents. Faculty instructors practice general neurology as well as their own subspecialties. 

Students also work closely with members of the stroke and non-stroke teams on the inpatient service; outpatient rotation clinics are also provided.

Educational opportunities include: grand rounds, neurophysiology rounds, stroke rounds, didactic sessions and group tutorials; bedside and in-clinic teaching.

This comprehensive experience exposes medical students to patients with many different types of neurological conditions, both in the hospital and in clinic settings. By the completion of this rotation, students should be familiar with how to examine neurology patients, as well as being more skilled in diagnosis and treatment.

Everyone is required to take the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) exam at the end of the clerkship.

Visiting Students

Thank you for your interest in the Neurology clerkship at our hospital. For the 2019-2020 academic year, extramural applications will be accepted starting June 1, 2020. Please read the following procedures and scheduling information carefully.

Our school uses the scheduling program called VSAS. Any fourth-year medical student who has not already completed their Neurology clerkship is eligible to apply. You must be enrolled at a U.S. LCME medical school and apply through the VSAS website.

International students may be considered if their school as an affiliation agreement with UC Irvine School of Medicine.

Learn more about the Visiting Student Application process ›

All students are required to take the USMLE exam at the end of the clerkship. All extramural students must have their complete application in to us with a minimum of 30 days before planning to start their rotation. If not, it will not be approved. There are no exceptions.

All medical students with questions should correspond directly to: 

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