Neurology 657

Yakima, WA

307 S. 12th Avenue, Suite 16
Yakima, WA 98902
Site Director: Richard Sloop, MD
Contact: Debbie Rippee
Phone: 509-452-1234


Pre-arrival Requirements

There is required paperwork for this site. Go to  Under Student Applications, select Active Students. Paperwork must be received by Medical Staff Services at Yakima Regional Medical Center AT LEAST THREE WEEKS PRIOR to starting your clerkship.  The Fax number is toward the bottom of the page under "New Applications".


Travel & Housing

Travel: Contact Dr. Sloop’s office for driving directions. You will receive mileage reimbursement for one roundtrip to and from Yakima. Contact Scott Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange for travel reimbursement.

Housing: Housing is provided for this site either in an apartment or an extended stay hotel, depending on availability. The clerkship coordinator will contact you with details.


First Day

Contact Dr. Sloop's office at least a week before your start to find out when to arrive your first day.

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


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 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 in Seattle on the final day of the clerkship. We are unable to administer the exam in Yakima due to requirements of the National Board of Medical Examiners. Please coordinate your departure time with Dr. Sloop's office. See the Final Exam page for information about time, location, and exam content.