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: The clekrship director will email you to arrange housing.

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, the student will go to Benefis Hospital for an orientation (Benefis will communicate with the student about arrival time and place for orientation) that will look like this:
1. Student receives EMR username and temporary password.
2. Student will go to HR to complete badging process which involves taking a picture, completing a 45 minute online orientation and signing paperwork.
3. Student goes to security office to pick up security access card.
4. Student arrives at clinic site and gives a copy of immunizations to Mary who faxes that copy to Benefis Hospital, then student begins clerkship.


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 in Missoula unless you tell the clerkship director otherwise.  Options for location include Billings, Bozeman or Spokane.  There is no testing location in Great Falls. The scheduling/notification process runs through UW Testing Services and the contact email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Contact Liz Kelsey at the WWAMI office in Missoula to arrange housing at 406-243-4576. See the Final Exam page for information about the exam.