- All neurology clerkship students have two mandatory assigned on-call sessions. You will be on-call for a stroke call and a general neurology on-call.
- The on-call experience is a time for one-on-one interaction with a neurology resident. This can be one of the best learning experiences of the clerkship. Call is intended to be a time to evaluate patients presenting with still undiagnosed neurological problems, and to review and participate in the evaluation and management of neurological emergencies.
- Students will take call with a General and Stroke call neurology resident.
- On weeknights you should page the junior neurology resident on-call (pic # 1317) for the general neurology call and the stroke junior resident on-call (pic # 1681) for the stroke call by 4:00 pm of your on-call session. From then on you should accompany the on-call junior neurology resident on their calls to various areas of the hospital and assist with emergencies involving neurology patients. To get the most out of the one night on-call, you should be with the resident and/or intern at all times they are involved in patient care and not just available by pager.
- If the service is quiet, the on-call session may be a good time to have the on-call junior or senior neurology resident discuss neurological emergencies with you.
- You are required to stay in the hospital at least until 11:00 pm on weekdays; weekend call lasts 6 hours after rounds are completed until 5 pm, whichever comes first. If the neurology resident does not need your continued help with patient care issues, you may leave at that point.