College of Medicine MD Curriculum

Neurological Surgery ProMedica

Title of Clerkship: Neurological Surgery

Elective Type: 4th year elective

Department: Surgery

Type of Elective: Clinical

Clerkship Site: ProMedica Physician’s Neurosurgery-Toledo Hospital

Course Number: NEUS 706

Blocks available: All

Number of students per block: 1

Faculty: Kevin Reinard, M.D. and Dr. Brandon Gabel

Elective Description/Requirements:
In the Neurological Surgery elective, the student will be integrated into Neurosurgery Service as a team member, with appropriate responsibility for diagnoses and management of patients. The student may be assigned a specific Neuroscience topic for presentation 

Length of Clerkship: 2 weeks

Links to EPOs/Educational Course Objectives: At the end of the rotation the student will be able

  1. Perform a screening neurologic exam. EPOs: PC-2, PC-3, MK-1
  2. Describe signs and symptoms of common lumbar and cervical root syndromes. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, MK-4, MK-7
  3. Evaluate the patient in coma and discuss the differentiated diagnosis of coma. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, PC-9, MK-4, MK-7
  4. Evaluate the patient with head of spinal cord injury. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, PC-9, MK-4, MK-7
  5. Evaluate the patient with increased intracranial pressure and differentiate between symptoms related to brain tumors intracranial hemorrhage and stroke. EPOs: PC-7, PC-8, PC-9, PC-10, MK-4, MK-7
  6. Summarize the history and physical exam, differential diagnosis, interpretation of imagine studies and suggested treatment plan of patients with common neurological syndromes. EPOs: PC-1, PC-2, PC-3, PC-4, MK-7
  7. Evaluate journal literature pertinent to a selected area and present it. EPOs: PC-10, PC-8, MK-3, MK-7
  8. Write a complete and accurate daily profess note including interpretation of results of laboratory and radiographic/imaging studies. EPOs: IPC-1, IPC-2, PC-4, PC-7
  9. Accurately present patient information concerning the patient’s condition, progress and results of laboratory and radiographic/imaging studies. EPOs: IPC-1, IPC-2, PC-1, PC-3

UT/COMLS students will meet or exceed the institutional standards for professionalism as stated in the current Educational Course Objectives for the Sponsoring Department.

Instructional Methods:

  1. Interpretation of lab data
  2. Diagnostic tests-use/interpretation
  3. Small group instruction
  4. Case studies
  5. Ambulatory care experience
  6. Grand Rounds
  7. Teaching Rounds

Evaluation methods Employed:

  1. Clinical competency evaluations
  2. Faculty/Resident observation
  3. Professional assessments
  4. Attendance
  5. Case write up

Prerequisites: Successful completion of required Surgery Clerkship.

Clerkship Director: Stephanie Pannell, M.D..

Clerkship Coordinator: Claudia Davis
Phone Number: 419.383.3580

Special Requirements:
Rotation requires approval from clerkship director through the coordinator.  Participation in night call is recommended because many cases come in after hours.  A call schedule may be arranged per individual faculty member.

Last Updated: 2/20/23