Neurology 652

Rockwood Clinic
Spokane, WA

Deaconess Medical Office Building (DMOB)
801 W 5 th Ave
Suite 510
Spokane, WA 99204
Site Director: Jon Ween, MD

Contact: Janie Morton in the Spokane WWAMI office
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509-358-7796

 

Pre-arrival Requirements

Please contact Janie Morton in the Spokane WWAMI office to find out about any pre-arrival paperwork requirements.

 

Travel & Housing

Housing: Shared housing is in two-bedroom apartments. Contact Nancy Granlund before your arrival for information about picking up a key and other details about the housing at 509-474-4966 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Travel: If you drive, you will receive mileage reimbursement for one roundtrip to and from Spokane. Contact Scott Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for mileage reimbursement.

 

What To Bring & Orientation

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

First day & site orientation: Your main contact person will be Dr. Jon Ween 509-828-0732. The clinic secretary is Kelly Wells 509-342-3240. Meet with Dr. Ween in his office (DMOB Suite 510, Deaconess) at 08:00 the first day of your rotation.

Clerkship orientation video: Watch the away student orientation video on the Distance Learning page before the first day.

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

 

Course Requirements

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

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 Mini-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 Spokane WWAMI office, usually on the final day of the clerkship. Contact Janie Morton at the Spokane WWAMI office as soon as possible to coordinate your exam time at 509-358-7796 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . See the Final Exam page for details about the exam.

 

Site Expectations & Clinic Experience

GENERAL

Welcome! We are pleased to have you with us for your neurology clerkship. We hope you have a rewarding and interesting time with us. Your input and feedback is key not only to your own success but also to that of others following you. Please feel free to comment, suggest, encourage. We appreciate it.

Students are expected to spend five days per week at the Rockwood Clinic or Deaconess Medical Center unless closed.

For directions, click to see the pdf map. While at RWC you can park in the main lot. There are “physician” designated spaces on the south side of the clinic. These are dedicated and not free to all. Don’t park there. While at Deaconess, in lots C, I, M (see map) if you place a copy of your badge on your dash. You can park in any garage lot after 15:00.

Professional dress and nametags are required, though white coats are not.

Grand rounds and journal club meet once a month. Dates/times to be arranged as we are in the process of revising our schedule.

FACULTY

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

NameSubspecialty

Jon Ween, MD

Stroke, cognition, rehab, hospitalist
Scott Carlson, MD Neuromuscular
Pat Hesselgesser, ARNP Neuromuscular, headache
Conrad Nievera, MD Epilepsy, stroke, hospitalist
Yashima Patel, MD MS
John Demakas, MD Neurosurgery
Chris Heller, MD Epilepsy surgery

 

CLINIC AND HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE

Dr. Ween is the clerkship site director. He will observe student’s performance and provide feedback. Work with the clinicians on your skills and knowledge set. As you progress, we will find ways for you to assess patients on your own at a rate commensurate with your abilities/interest. Remember to take notes and look things up.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

AM

Ween
Deaconess

Demakas
DMOB 525

Patel
RWC

Demakas
DMOB 525

Ween
Deaconess

PM

Ween
DMOB 510

Nievera
DMOB 510

Carlson
RWC

Hesselgesser
Headache