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Training Information

Interested in a neurology clerkship at KU Medical Center? Explore the educational opportunities we offer during the clerkship experience.

Our 4-week dedicated Neurology clerkship is part of the third-year curriculum at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. We offer this exceptional educational opportunity 12 times each year.

Clinical sites

KU Medical Center partners with hospitals and clinics across the state of Kansas. Our Kansas City campus shares a campus with The University of Kansas Health System. Faculty physicians provide inpatient and outpatient care and serve as staff members at the health system, giving our students the opportunities for clinical experience.

During the clerkship, students will train at the following clinical sites:

  • University of Kansas Health System (Faculty listing)
    • Neurology Ward Service
    • Neurology Consult Service
    • Neurology Stroke Service
    • Neuro ICU Service
  • Kansas City VA
    • Faculty
      • Muhammad Aman, MBBS
        Clinical Assistant Professor
      • Phaedra Dowell, M.D.
        Clinical Assistant Professor
      • Kimberly Johnson, M.D.
        Clinical Assistant Professor
      • Samuel Lehman, M.D.
        Clinical Assistant Professor
      • Vikas Singh, M.D.
        Clinical Associate Professor
  • Children's Mercy Hospital Neurology Service (Faculty listing)
  • North Kansas City Hospital (Faculty listing)

Students will be assigned to one of the clinical sites, and they will participate in Neurology outpatient clinics under the close supervision of our faculty, where they will be responsible for patient evaluation, examination and diagnostic synthesis.

Educational opportunities

During the clerkship, our students learn how to perform neurologic and funduscopic examinations. This general Neurology educational experience will be enhanced by other activities.

  • Small group discussions
  • Case discussions
  • Web modules
  • Neurology Shelf Examination review session

Our faculty and residents also will share their expertise during in-depth lectures on a variety of topics, including:

  • Neurologic emergencies
  • Localization
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neuromuscular
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache
  • Stroke
  • Common diagnostic tests in neurology

Grand Rounds
Students participating in the clerkship also are required to attend the department's weekly Grand Rounds lecture series, which features faculty in the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery discussing new and evolving trends in their fields.

Fourth-year elective

We offer a fourth-year elective in Neurology to KU students and visiting students. For more information, contact Paula Mengel at 913-588-6996 or e-mail her at

Clerkship leadership

Yunxia Wang, M.D.
Professor of Neurology
Clerkship Director
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, MS-2012
Phone: 913-588-0686
Pager: 913-917-5085
Fax: 913-588-0673

Brenton Massey, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Clerkship Co-Director
3901 Rainbow Boulevard, MS-2012
Phone: 913-588-6970

Arpan Patel, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Assistant Clerkship Director
3901 Rainbow Blvd. MS-2012
Phone: (913) 588-6970

Paula Mengel
Clerkship Coordinator
Support Services, Suite 110
2100 W. 36th Avenue
Phone: 913-588-6996
Fax: 913-588-6965

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Neurology
Mailstop 2012
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6970
Fax: 913-588-6965