Neurology 645

Idaho Falls- Idaho Falls Neurology
Idaho Falls, ID

3920 Washington Parkway
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Site Director: Erich Garland, MD
Office Contact: Beckie Tolbert
Phone: 208-227-0158
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Student Requirements & Information

Pre-arrival Requirements

At least 3-weeks prior to arriving for your clerkship:

  1. Fill out the required paperwork at
    and fax to Shanna Hardman at 208-529-7062

    Only these three items are needed:

    • Student Health Questionnaire
    • Confidentiality and Security Agreement
    • Safety Test (print certificate of completion)

  2. Contact Shanna Hardman to set up a time to obtain your photo ID badge.

Shanna Hardman
Medical Staff/ Risk Management Assistant
Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center
3100 Channing Way
Idaho Falls, ID  83404
Phone 208-529-6260
Fax 208-529-7062
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Travel: You will receive mileage reimbursement for one roundtrip to and from Idaho 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. Contact Beckie at the number above for driving directions.

Housing: Housing is provided in a furnished studio apartment with a queen-size bed. Beckie Tolbert can provide details about the housing. Beckie's number is listed above.

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

First day: Contact Dr. Garland’s office prior to your arrival to find out when you should report to the clinic on Monday morning (or Tuesday if your clerkship starts on a holiday).


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 at the Boise VA Medical Center located at 500 West Fort Street, usually on the last day of the clerkship. Contact Linda Clark, UW Medical Student Coordinator, Boise VAMC as soon as possible at 208-422-1000 x7642 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to coordinate the time. See the Final Exam page for information about the exam.


About The Site

Dr. Garland's practice is mostly outpatient neurology. There is a good mix of patient variety with high volume. This site provides an excellent opportunity to learn how to manage MS, epilepsy, chronic pain, headaches, stroke and neuromuscular disease.