PLEASE READ – IMPORTANT INFORMATION
- Each day starts at 7:45 am — Please arrive on-time
- If you have an Orientation Webinar, you can use our conference room (remember to ask me Dr. Athni for office WiFi password)
- You can also use our conference room to attend your weekly “Academic Day” and “Grand Rounds” meetings
- After completion of the webinar / meetings, you are expected to return to clinic
- Please make sure you demonstrate proper time management and professionalism
- Whether you are taking this rotation as an ELECTIVE or as part of your CORE — be prepared to be challenged. This is not a “fluff” rotation.
- Students will be working directly with Dr. Athni – no upper-level, intern, or resident.
- This rotation is not physically challenging, but rather cognitively challenging.
- Get a good nights rest – and be prepared to demonstrate your intellect.
Attire – STRICT – NO EXCEPTIONS
- Business casual attire or clean scrubs, with your white coat and name tag
- NO visual tattoos – ALL tattoos MUST be covered with clothing (else you will be asked to leave the clinic)
- NO exposed body piercings (this includes NO tongue rings, NO facial piercings, NO gauges, etc)
Things to Study – BEFORE Rotation Starts
Since you only have 3 to 4 weeks on the neurology rotation, I have found that most students / residents lose a lot of time trying to “re-learn” the fundamentals of neurology (information that should have been learned during basic sciences).
- Review basic neuro-anatomy (cortical lobes, parts of brainstem, tracts within spinal cord, etc)
- Review the sensory and motor pathways (which you learned during basic science lectures)
- We will definitely review this information during the rotation. But, without this basic knowledge, your experience in neurology will be limited and constrained.
- SIDE NOTE: Chapters 5 (Weakness) and chapter 6 (Sensory system) of Blueprints has a nice overview of the above information. Pay special attention to how to properly “localize the lesion.”
Educational Videos – Watch BEFORE Rotation Starts
- NeuroEd: Neurology Education Made Easy – Dr. Athni’s educational YouTube Channel
- Dr. Athni has created a set of YouTube videos to educate students, residents and patients.
- All students and residents rotating through our office are EXPECTED to watch the “How To Localize The Lesion” video series (i.e. NeuroAxis) BEFORE starting the rotation. No excuses. Without a clear understanding of the information provided in this video-series, you will find your first few days of neurology to be very painful!
- Click here to view the NeuroAxis YouTube videos.