Clinical Neurology Consult Service Subinternship


Through this subinternship, students have the opportunity to join one of Memorial Hospital’s busiest services, the Neurology Consult Service. Under the supervision of a resident and an attending neurologist, students independently assess and care for inpatients with a vast array of neurological problems, which may or may not be related to their primary diagnosis of cancer. The broad exposure to patients throughout Memorial Hospital provides a rich opportunity for students to learn neurology within the context of a cancer hospital. Students may care for patients with an exceptional array of diagnoses — from chemotherapy-induced neuropathies to encephalopathy from varied causes — as well as critically ill patients both in the emergency setting and in the Intensive Care unit. Students are on call (until 10:00 pm) every third to sixth night and participate fully in attending rounds, and conferences of both the Memorial Sloan Kettering and the Cornell Departments of Neurology.

Attending rounds are conducted seven times weekly by one of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s full-time attending neurologists. In addition, there are daily neuroradiology rounds to review imaging studies, a monthly neuropathology conference, and weekly professor rounds. Each subintern may have the opportunity to perform, under supervision, neurodiagnostic tests such as lumbar puncture.

Prerequisites Other than Third Year Rotations

Neurology clerkship

Students per Module

Maximum of One

Elective dates (students applying through VSAS should refer to calendar information there)

B (August 1 - August 26) (Closed to international students)
C (August 29 – September 23 (Closed to international students)
D (September 26 - October 21)
E (October 24 - November 18)
F (November 21 - December 16)
G (January 3 - January 27)
H (January 30 - February 24)
I (February 27 - March 24) (Closed to international students)
J (April 3 - April 28)
K (May 1 - May 26)
L (May 29 - June 23) (Students must receive permission to apply from the Medical Student Coordinator prior to submitting an application)


Elective Program Online Application

International Students must apply by mail. See instructions

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