Neurology 632

Casper, WY

Site Director: David B. Wheeler, MD, PhD
Clinic Contact: Jo DePaolo This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Clinic Phone: 307-265-4343; Fax: 307-234-6339
Web: http://www.wyomingneurology.com/

 

Pre-arrival Paperwork Requirements

Three weeks prior to your rotation start date, students must complete the following paperwork and send it to Evie Franke.

Evie Franke
Physician Education Coordinator
Wyoming Medical Center
1233 East Second Street
Casper, Wyoming  82601
Ph 307-577-2340
Fx 307-577-2265
Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Housing & Travel

Housing is provided in a 2-bedroom apartment approximately two miles from the hospital, which is shared by EM and Neurology Students. The apartment is fully furnished and supplies linens. The laundry is coin-operated. The apartment complex also has a pool and tennis courts.

A car is NOT provided at this site. You will need to bring your own car.

Contact Contact Evie Franke (contact info above) for instructions about getting an apartment key.

Computer access: Wi-Fi is available in the apartment, but you will need your laptop.

 

First Day & Orientation

Hospital orientation: Students are required to attend a hospital orientation prior to seeing any patients in the hospital. Orientation is typically the first morning of your clerkship at 8:30AM and will include a drug screen and computer training. Please confirm your orientation time with Evie Franke.

Clerkship orientation: You will need to view the away student orientation video on the Distance Learning page. Please let the clerkship coordinator know if you have questions or any difficulties viewing the video.

Equipment to bring:White coat and name tag, reflex hammer, tuning fork (128Hz), stethoscope, (ophthalmoscope recommended).

First day: Please contact Mark or Jo (phone & email listed above) to find out where and when to report on your first day. The best place to park is on the north side of the clinic building in our parking lot.

 

Course Requirements

Course requirements are listed below. Refer to the Distance Learning page for due dates.

Pocket syllabus: A “pocket syllabus” will be mailed to you. A printable (PDF) version is also available on the Pocket Syllabus page.

Cases: Two case write-ups are due each week. Further information is available in the orientation video and on the Cases page. Your assigned case numbers are on the Distance Learning page. Please note that your assigned case numbers are different than for the Seattle-based students. Weekly case answers and video lectures will be available on the Distance Learning page on Thursdays after 1PM.

Patient log: You are required to log in the patients you have seen each week. The log is described in the clerkship orientation video. Additional details are on the Patient Log page.

Clinical & Bioethical CEX exercises: You are required to do both a clinical and a bioethical mini-CEX for this course. See the Mini-CEX page for details.

Presentations: Presentation requirements are described in the orientation video and are available on the Presentations page.

Final exam: Your final exam will be held in the Cheyenne WWAMI office, usually on the final day of the clerkship. Contact Deb Dolph at the WWAMI office in Cheyenne as soon as possible to arrange your exam time at 307-432-9264 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . See the Final Exam page for information about the exam.

 

Site Expectations

General

Students are expected to spend five days per week at Wyoming Neurologic Associates unless the clinic is closed. On days the clinic is closed there is an on-call neurologist that you should work with.

The best place to park is on the north side of the clinic building in out parking lot.

The dress code for the site is clinic appropriate. White coats encouraged but ties not required.

Dr. Wheeler will explain how to access the clinic EMR on the first day.

Please see the pre-arrival requirements above for information about access to the hospital computer system, and ID badge. The contact person is Suzanne Sandoval.

Faculty

During the 4-weeks we hope you have exposure to the entire faculty in our neurology practice.

NameSubspecialty
David Wheeler Epilepsy and general neurology
Elizabeth Clark Child and general neurology
Michael Bjornson Medical Psychology
Robert Burr Neuropsychology

Dr. Wheeler is the clerkship site director. He will observe student’s performance of the neurological examination within the first two weeks of the rotation, and provide feedback. Hopefully, this will happen in the last 2 weeks, as well, to ensure mastery of the neurological examination. The clinical mini-CEX can be performed with Dr Wheeler. Jo DePaolo is the clinic coordinator who has control of the schedules and is a good resource. Please tell the site director if you have any specific goals for the month so that your experience is as good as possible.