Welcome to the University of Washington Department of Neurological Surgery! We are excited to offer UW medical students the opportunity to fulfill their Neuroscience clerkship requirement by rotating in Neurological Surgery. This clerkship will provide an introductory exposure to Neurosurgery, and features a lecture series surveying the main components of Neurosurgical specialties. In this rotation, you will learn a practical form of the neurological exam to be used during the rest of your career. You will expand upon your understanding of the basic physiology of the nervous system and explore critical concepts in the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of neurosurgical disorders. We encourage students with interest in any subspecialty to join us. This 4-week rotation includes inpatient and outpatient neurosurgical practices, OR exposure, and weekly conferences/didactics.
The diseases and procedures covered are not only relevant to students interested in surgical specialties, but also to those interested in family practice, internal medicine, pediatrics, etc. Some of medicine’s most common problems, such as trauma, hydrocephalus, stroke, back pain, brain hemorrhage, and tumors are issues often first seen by non-neurosurgeons.
Additionally, this clerkship offers exposure to the neurosurgery programs at the University of Washington. During the clerkship, you will rotate through Harborview Medical Center (3 weeks) and Seattle Children’s Hospital (1 week).
Clerkship Contact Information
Dr. Sara Schepp