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
Students per Module
Maximum of One