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Department of Neurology Elective Catalog Pediatric Neurology Elective

Pediatric Neurology Elective

Preceptor: John Wells, MD
Course Code: 05-12
Contact: Suzie Chin, or Margot Paladines,
Phone: 929-455-5114

Prerequisites: Pediatric Clerkship


Students are exposed to a wide variety of clinical material during their elective period. This includes three clinics per week at Bellevue Hospital, in-patient service at Bellevue and Tisch Hospital.

Objectives of the Elective

The student should understand the developing nature of the brain in the pediatric age group and how this affects neurologic functions both in health and disease. The student should understand the major issues in pediatric neurology (intellectual disability, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, seizures, neurogenetics, etc.) and how these differ from adult neurology. The student should understand how to work-up and manage a child with neurologic complaints.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective

  1. Attend three clinics per week at Bellevue and see patients under the supervision of an Attending.
  2. See all patients on the ward with the pediatric neurology resident.
  3. Attend all ward rounds with the attending and be prepared to discuss issues relevant to those patients.

Didactic Program

Daily Neurology lectures, Tuesday Pediatric Neurology Grand Rounds 12-1pm, Tuesday Pediatric Neurology Seminar Series 2-3pm, Friday morning Pediatric Neurology Radiology, Friday morning Neonatal ICU rounds.

Method of Evaluation

Attending and pediatric neurology resident discuss student and assess.

  1. Attendance
  2. Participation
  3. Learning
  4. Initiative
  5. Ability to get along with faculty, residents, patients and their faculties.

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: All year
Report To: Christina Cronin,, 929-455-5114
Students Per Period: 1
Duration: 4 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.