Explore Neurology at Emory University this Summer
Dates: May 15 - June 23, 2017 (First Summer Session)
Much more than a shadowing program, MD-SEE offers genuine clinical experience, classroom guidance on presentations, and a vigorous look at current issues and practices in medicine. This course will cover variable topics of special interest in the field of Clinical Neurology.
Undergraduates will have an opportunity to correlate experience with actual patients with the science behind the diagnosis. During their time in the clinics, students will act as a "patient assistant," helping patients who may have partial paralysis or loss of sensation. They will learn the basics of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and will record patients' history and neurological findings in compliance with HIPAA while observing real-life patient examinations. Students then will choose a neurology patient each week on whom to conduct research and will present the case to peers in a HIPAA-compliant manner.
Each student will be assigned a Clinical Neurology faculty mentor who will help develop the writing and poster projects. Toward the end of the six-week course, students will select the one de-identified patient encountered that embodied their greatest interest and will formally present the case in the format of a scientific meeting. Each student will observe and practice the techniques of both platform and poster presentations. Publication of student work will be encouraged, co-authored by the faculty mentor.