The mission of the NYU Neurology Department is:
- Train clinically competent, board-eligible neurologists
- Nurture clinical and basic neuroscience research
- Educate medical students to the neurological method
- Provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic services
This mission is supported by the program's abundant assets. The faculty roster provides expertise in the many subspeciality interests of a contemporary neurological practice. a comprehensive inventory of modern diagnostic equipment enhances the diagnosis of routine, as well as the more unusual, neurological disorders. Collegial association among all NYU clinical neuropractitioners assures both prompt expert diagnosis and the widest possible spectrum of therapeutic options for our patients. Collaborative interaction among the NYU neuroscience faculty provides valuable resources for investigation of fundamental mechanisms in neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neurogenetics, neuroimmunology, and vision science.
Learning Neurology at the New York University School of Medicine
Since its founding in 1841, the NYU School of Medicine has been dedicated to the practice of medicine, medical education and the advancement of medical science.
Recognizing the pivotal role of molecular biology to the understanding of human disease and the clinical practice of modern medicine, NYU Medical Center has once again affirmed its time-honored commitments with the construction of the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine. Opened in October 1993, this facility provides the environment for outstanding scientists/physicians to pursue research that will yield cures for humanity's most ravaging diseases. Research efforts focus on genetics, endocrinology, epithelial biology, reproductive and developmental biology, cardiovascular biology, tumor biology, host-defense mechanisms, and the neurosciences. The Skirball Institute ensures that NYU Medical Center will enter the twenty-first century at the forefront of biomolecular medicine.
Medical Student Clerkship in Neurology
Medical Students are assigned to one of several sites for their clinical clerkship in Neurology. At each site they participate in ward activities-- work rounds with the resident staff, attending rounds, and direct patient care. One afternoon per week students attend clinic where they see patients with attending supervision, and two afternoons per week didactic sessions based on assigned reading are held which cover a set curriculum of neurological diseases and management. Night call is scheduled at reasonable intervals when students admit patients with resident staff. Students are also expected to attend regularly scheduled departmental conferences and Grand Rounds. At the end of the rotation an examination is given to assess their fund of knowledge. Clerkship grades are based on senior resident, ward and clinic attending evaluations, and to a lesser degree, examination results. For more clerkship info contact Dr. Jonathan Howard, Clerkship Director.
Medical Student Subinternship for Fourth Year Medical Students
The Neurology subinternship gives medical students an opportunity to build on the skills developed in the core Neurology clerkship. the emphasis is on neurological localization, diagnosis, and management. Subinterns are assigned patients for which they are responsible from the time of admission to discharge. Night calls are taken with neurology residents at reasonable intervals. While on the wards sub-interns assess new admissions independently, present their findings to a resident, and begin a plan of care. Presentation of the neurological patient and demonstration of the exam are an integral part of the experience. With senior resident and attending supervision subinterns assume responsibility for assuring that the patient is evaluated and appropriately managed. The appropriate applications of neuroradiological and neurophysiological techniques are stressed. Subinterns spend one afternoon per week in Ambulatory Neurology, and are expected to attend teaching and clinicopathological conferences offered by the department.