Neurology Clerkship

VCU’s neurology clerkship is a dynamic and engaging clinical experience offering third-year medical students the opportunity to work within in-patient, consultative and community clinical environments within the Department of Neurology.




VCU’s neurology clerkship is a dynamic and engaging clinical experience...

The Neurology clerkship is designed to appeal to different types of learners by using simulated experiences, fun learning games, and direct immersive education in the clinical environment. Students have exposure to general neurology and their choice of sub-disciplines with experts of their respective fields. Case-based didactics are lead by both Faculty and Residents. 

Students are offered dedicated rotations in:  

  • Epilepsy
  • Neurodegenerative diseases  
  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis and autoimmune neurology 
  • Neuromuscular medicine 
  • Neuro-oncology  
  • Neuro-ophthalmology 
  • Pediatric neurology
  • Inpatient and consultative care
  • Stroke Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • TeleHealth Neurology
  • Neurocritical care intensive care unit
  • Veterans' care at McGuire VA 

Students practice their skills in emergency neurological care using multiple High-Fidelity simulations with team-based learning. Each student will also learn how to perform a lumbar puncture, practice safe needle skills, and perform skin biopsy for small fiber neuropathy. Each student is encouraged to use and report evidence-based medicine in the management of their patients and will conduct a formal evidence-based medicine project by the end of rotation. Games are played to consolidate knowledge and progress towards the end of clerkship NBME Shelf examination. 

If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Miranda Cox, MS, Neurology Clerkship Coordinator
EmailMiranda.L.Cox@vcuhealth.org

Alicia Zukas, MD, Clerkship Director, Assistant Professor
Email: Alicia.M.Zukas@vcuhealth.org 

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