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Training Information

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

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 (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 in in-depth lectures on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to:

  • 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

Last modified: Apr 26, 2021