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Neurology ~ Academic Programs ~ Junior Clerkship

Director, Student Education
Kristina M. Lafaye, M.D.
131 S. Robertson St.
Suite 1340, Room 1365
Office: (504) 988-3888
Fax:     (504) 988-9197
Email: klafaye@tulane.edu

Program Coordinator
Zenobia Colón
131 S. Robertson St.
Suite 1340, Room 1345
Office: (504) 988-3888
Fax:     (504) 988-9197
Email: zcolon@tulane.edu


Clerkship Goals & Objectives:

  1. To demonstrate the ability to obtain an accurate and complete neurological history.
     
  2. To demonstrate the ability to perform a complete neurological exam on conscious and unresponsive patients.
     
  3. To demonstrate the ability to recognize core neurological symptoms and illnesses, as well as neurological emergencies.
     
  4. To demonstrate the ability to diagnose and treat the major neurologic disorders.
     
  5. To demonstrate the ability to recognize indications for ordering appropriate neurodiagnostic studies and testing to include: EEG, EMG, nerve conduction studies, evoked potentials, lumbar puncture, CT & MR imaging of the brain and spinal cord.
     
  6. To demonstrate the ability to understand the basic anatomy, physiology, pathology, therapeutic pharmacology and procedures of the major neurologic disorders.
     
  7. To demonstrate the many personal attributes necessary in becoming an effective physician to include honesty, empathy, reliability, and effective communication skills.