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Department of Neurology Elective Catalog Neurocritical Care Elective

Neurocritical Care Elective

Preceptor: Laura Scholtz, MD; Clotilde Balucani, MD, PhD
Contact: Suzie Chin, or Margot Paladines,
Phone: 929-455-5114

Prerequisites: Completion of neurology core clerkship and medicine core clerkship


On the elective you will learn about the acute management of a multitude of neurologic emergencies, including traumatic brain injury, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage, status epilepticus, neuromuscular diseases, and more. You will learn about the interplay between neurologic diseases and other organ systems, and the hemodynamic and airway management of neurologically decompensating patients. You will see patients both in the neuroscience ICU as well as in the other ICUs.

Objectives of the Elective

Students will learn to recognize the presentation of common neurologic emergencies, as well as the basic pathophysiology and management of these disease processes. Students will build on the knowledge they gained in their neurology core clerkship, and hone their skills in the neurologic examination.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective

  • Pre-round on patients.
  • Attend morning rounds and present patients.
  • Help with a variety of daily tasks in the neuroscience ICU in the management of patients.
  • Attend relevant lectures/conferences as instructed by the attending physician.

Didactic Program

Students will have the opportunity to attend different lectures and conferences in the neurology and neurosurgery departments.

Method of Evaluation

Evaluation is based on feedback by housestaff, other team members such as APPs and nursing staff, and attending physicians.

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: October to June
Report To: Bellevue Neuro ICU area 15S21 at 8:00 am
Students Per Period: 1
Duration: 2 weeks

Note: For this elective, visiting student applications will be processed through AAMC’s Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program. The VSLO Application Service (aka VSAS) enables students to browse and apply for this elective.

This elective gives visiting medical students who come from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine the opportunity to explore and experience training at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.