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    marcus "the gun" pupil is offline Member 510 points
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    Is a neuro clerkship mandatory?

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    I heard that some states (I think Pennsylvania) would not licence you if you dont take the student clerkship. Is it true? How come we were never told?
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    this may or may not be related to what youre saying but Penn wont license you if you do an outside rotation as part of your credits towards your MD (unless its above and beyond the credits you need to graduate)
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    I dont understand. you mean if I do a rotation in Neuro I will not get licenced. Or do you mean if I dont do a rotation. Not sure I understand steph.
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    they are saying if you DONT do a neuro rotation, this was a requirement in some states same as IM, FM, OB/GYN, PEDS, Psych, etc

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    I know for sure that California require Neuro clerkship. Check California requirement for licensing. NY is optional only, I am not sure about NY but I had both Ca and NY license and I had 4 weeks of Neurology rotation.
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    are you 100% sure that 4 wks of neuro is required for California licensure?
    I have never heard that from anywhere.
    I checked out the calif. med board site and this is what it said in terms of requirements:


    (b) Instruction in the clinical courses shall total a minimum of
    72 weeks in length.
    (c) Instruction in the core clinical courses of surgery, medicine,
    family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and
    psychiatry shall total a minimum of 40 weeks in length with a minimum
    of eight weeks instruction in surgery, eight weeks in medicine, six
    weeks in pediatrics, six weeks in obstetrics and gynecology, a
    minimum of four weeks in family medicine, and four weeks in
    psychiatry.



    it does not say anything about neuro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bcks View Post
    are you 100% sure that 4 wks of neuro is required for California licensure?
    I have never heard that from anywhere.
    I checked out the calif. med board site and this is what it said in terms of requirements:


    (b) Instruction in the clinical courses shall total a minimum of
    72 weeks in length.
    (c) Instruction in the core clinical courses of surgery, medicine,
    family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and
    psychiatry shall total a minimum of 40 weeks in length with a minimum
    of eight weeks instruction in surgery, eight weeks in medicine, six
    weeks in pediatrics, six weeks in obstetrics and gynecology, a
    minimum of four weeks in family medicine, and four weeks in
    psychiatry.



    it does not say anything about neuro.
    Sorry about 4 weeks, but they do required neuro, I will fix my above post. What I mean was I had 4 weeks of neuro rotation. The rational at the time I took 4 weeks of neuro because it also cover chemical and alcohol dependency/addictive medicine and brain receptor. Anyway, taking neurology rotation will help you with USMLE board and if you choose IM, you also have neurology as one of the subject for IM board, and you see it a lot in your clinical practice, especially CVA. And if you check all of the UC system you will see that UCSF and UCSD require neuro as their core rotation for 4 weeks.

    check this provision (quote from California Medical board):

    2089. (a) Each applicant for a physician's and surgeon's
    certificate shall show by official transcript or other official
    evidence satisfactory to the Division of Licensing that he or she has
    successfully completed a medical curriculum extending over a period
    of at least four academic years, or 32 months of actual instruction,
    in a medical school or schools located in the United States or Canada
    approved by the division, or in a medical school or schools located
    outside the United States or Canada which otherwise meets the
    requirements of this section. The total number of hours of all
    courses shall consist of a minimum of 4,000 hours. At least 80
    percent of actual attendance shall be required. If an applicant has
    matriculated in more than one medical school, the applicant must have
    matriculated in the medical school awarding the degree of doctor of
    medicine or its equivalent for at least the last full academic year
    of medical education received prior to the granting of the degree.
    (b) The curriculum for all applicants shall provide for adequate
    instruction in the following subjects:
    Alcoholism and other chemical substance dependency, detection and
    treatment.
    Anatomy, including embryology, histology, and neuroanatomy.
    Anesthesia.
    Biochemistry.
    Child abuse detection and treatment.
    Dermatology.
    Geriatric medicine.
    Human sexuality.
    Medicine, including pediatrics.
    Neurology.
    Obstetrics and gynecology.
    Ophthalmology.
    Otolaryngology.
    Pain management and end-of-life care.
    Pathology, bacteriology, and immunology.
    Pharmacology.
    Physical medicine.
    Physiology.
    Preventive medicine, including nutrition.
    Psychiatry.
    Radiology, including radiation safety.
    Spousal or partner abuse detection and treatment.
    Surgery, including orthopedic surgery.
    Therapeutics.
    Tropical medicine.
    Urology.
    (c) The requirement that an applicant successfully complete a
    medical curriculum that provides instruction in pain management and
    end-of-life care shall only apply to a person entering medical school
    on or after June 1, 2000.



    2089.5. (a) Clinical instruction in the subjects listed in
    subdivision (b) of Section 2089 shall meet the requirements of this
    section and shall be considered adequate if the requirements of
    subdivision (a) of Section 2089 and the requirements of this section
    are satisfied.
    (b) Instruction in the clinical courses shall total a minimum of
    72 weeks in length.
    (c) Instruction in the core clinical courses of surgery, medicine,
    family medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, and
    psychiatry shall total a minimum of 40 weeks in length with a minimum
    of eight weeks instruction in surgery, eight weeks in medicine, six
    weeks in pediatrics, six weeks in obstetrics and gynecology, a
    minimum of four weeks in family medicine, and four weeks in
    psychiatry.
    (d) Of the instruction required by subdivision (b), including all
    of the instruction required by subdivision (c), 54 weeks shall be
    performed in a hospital that sponsors the instruction and shall meet
    one of the following:
    (d) Of the instruction required by subdivision (b), including all
    of the instruction required by subdivision (c), 54 weeks shall be
    performed in a hospital that sponsors the instruction and shall meet
    one of the following:
    (1) Is a formal part of the medical school or school of
    osteopathic medicine.
    (2) Has an approved residency program in family practice or in the
    clinical area of the instruction for which credit is being sought.
    (3) Is formally affiliated with an approved medical school or
    school of osteopathic medicine located in the United States or
    Canada. If the affiliation is limited in nature, credit shall be
    given only in the subject areas covered by the affiliation agreement.

    (4) Is formally affiliated with a medical school or a school of
    osteopathic medicine located outside the United States or Canada.
    (e) If the institution, specified in subdivision (d), is formally
    affiliated with a medical school or a school of osteopathic medicine
    located outside the United States or Canada, it shall meet the
    following:
    (1) The formal affiliation shall be documented by a written
    contract detailing the relationship between the medical school, or a
    school of osteopathic medicine, and hospital and the responsibilities
    of each.
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    Is the Neurology component satisfied by our Neuroscience course in basic sciences?

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    A lot of schools actually have neuro as a core rotation. All texas med schools do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stephew View Post
    this may or may not be related to what youre saying but Penn wont license you if you do an outside rotation as part of your credits towards your MD (unless its above and beyond the credits you need to graduate)
    Steph can you provide which section of the PA state medical board rules and regulations say this? I looked through them all and couldn't find anything regarding this. If so, this means Medical students in PA medical schools can't do visiting rotations at other schools in PA (usually a big part of 4th year for US medical students)...



    PS for the OP, check the licensing reqts for the Texas Board of Medicine. I believe they may require a neurology clerkship.
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