Neurology 638

Advanced Neurology Specialists
Great Falls, MT

400 15th Avenue S., Suite 206
Great Falls, MT 59405
Site Director: William Henning, DO
Contact: Mary Sherod
Phone: 406-455-2570
Fax: 406-455-2571
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Paperwork Requirements

Paperwork: You will need to bring the following items with you:

  • Your UW photo ID/badge.
  • Your immunization records, including TB status. If you do not have your records, you may request a copy from Hall Health or the Employee Health Office at UWMC. Benefis Hospital will need them from you when you arrive. You will not be able to see patients until they are provided.
 

Getting There

Travel: Please be advised that there is no vehicle available at this site. Having your personal car is very helpful as you travel between the clinic and Benefis East Hospital during the day. Parking is provided on site. You will receive mileage reimbursement for one roundtrip to and from Great Falls. You may also be eligible for one night's stay in a hotel during your drive each way. Contact Scott Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for mileage reimbursement and hotel information or to make other travel arrangements.  If you fly, you will need to use public transportation once at your site. Contact Mary Sherod at the number above for driving directions.

Housing: Generally, a two-bedroom apartment is shared with one other pediatric student at 1203 29th Street S. The distance between the apartment and Neurology Clinic is ~3 miles. A key will be available to pick up from the NICU at Benefis Health Systems - 1101 26th Street S., Great Falls, MT 59405. Confirm arrival and directions to access housing by emailing Dr. Marron of the Pediatrics Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

First day: Please contact Mary at Dr. Henning's office for information about when to arrive. On the first day Mary Sherod will coordinate orientation and badging that will look like this:
1. Student arrives at clinic site and gives copy of immunizations to Mary who faxes that copy to Benefis Hospital.
2. Student receives EMR username and temporary password
3. Student goes to Benefis Hospital HR to complete badging process which involves taking a picture, completing a 45 min online orientation and signing paperwork.
4. Student goes to Benefis facilities and security office to pick up security access card.

 

Course Requirements

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

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.

Pocket syllabus: A “pocket syllabus” will be mailed to you. A 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 on the last day of the clerkship. Options for location include Billings, Missoula, or Spokane unless other special arrangments are made. There is no testing location in Great Falls. See the Final Exam page for information about the exam.