Neurology Clerkship (3rd year)

Neurology Clerkship (Neur-901)

David A Robertson, MD

David A. Robertson, MD

Clerkship Director




Cullen Marshall, MD 

Assistant Clerkship Director 


 Amanda Sanders 

Clerkship Program Assistant, Sr.  

502-852-6328 (Office #)


Course Description

This 4- week course will consist of a combination of clinical duties, wards service and lectures to provide a broad Neurology based experience.  Students will be exposed to a variety of Neurology topics during this four week clerkship.  Students will perform proper neurologic physical exams including history, chart notes and diagnoses.


All students are required to pass Step 1 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) at the national passing level before progressing in the third year of curriculum. For the 21-22 AY, only students may also take the Step 1 during their third year of the curriculum. The primary purpose of this policy is to ensure that students entering the clinical phase have adequate basic science preparation to be successful in clinical courses and eventually to be licensed.  Step 1 is scheduled during May-June after the completion of the second year.

Students failing Step 1 on their first attempt will be given the option of completing their current rotation or withdrawing immediately. Students may resume their third year curriculum only after receiving a passing score for Step 1.

Rotation Sites

Inpatient: University of Louisville Hospital Stroke, University of Louisville Hospital General, Jewish Hospital and Norton Children's Hospital

Outpatient: University of Louisville Physicians/ACB/Frazier/ PM&R,  Novak Center, Community Neurologists


Ward (clinical evaluation) performance (47.5%)

Shelf examination (40%)

Standardized Patient graded session  (10%)

Administrative Responsibilities Grade (2.5%)



Honors:> 75 percentile on the NBME shelf exam and > 90% average overall.

High Pass:≥60 percentile on the NBME shelf exam and ≥87% average overall.

Pass: > 4th percentile on the NBME shelf exam as defined below AND all      passing range clinical evaluations AND > 70% average in the course overall.      

Failure of any of the core competencies on the clinical evaluation equals failure for the Clerkship.  Remediation will be repeating the entire clerkship.


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