Clerkship Program

Visiting Clerkships

We welcome fourth year medical students to apply for a visiting clerkship. The description of the clerkship is below. A formal application must be filed through VSAS and will be processed through the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Applications open March 1, and we encourage you to apply within the first week if possible. Please include your USMLE Step One score, transcripts and CV in the application. There will be a selection process, and applications will begin to be approved in April.

Please keep in mind that all rotations begin on a Monday and last for two or four weeks. We do not accept students during the first two weeks of July. We look forward to having you come and experience our program.

STARTING IN 2018: Students will be interviewed for the residency training program during the rotation.

Director
Steven Giannotta, MD
(323) 409-7422

Coordinator
Kathy Guzman
Phone:(323) 409-7422
kguzman@usc.edu

Duration: 4 weeks or 2 weeks
Dates offered: All year
Rotations scheduled: To begin any Monday (except the first 2 weeks of July)
Number of students: Variable
Visiting students: Yes

Course Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Recognize basic neuroradiographic findings.
  • Perform a neurologic exam.
  • Take a neurologic history.
  • Present patient at bedside rounds.
  • Assist in basic procedures and operations.

Supervision

50% Residents
50% Faculty

Evaluation

No formal written or oral tests given. A short 15-minute topical presentation will be required for fourth year students who will be applying to the Neurosurgery Residency Program. Students’ performance is assessed by the faculty and residents who work with them for effort, proficiency and behavior. The staff will evaluate the individual student, and the preceptor will summarize the overall performance in the student evaluation form. Students who have problems will be counseled as needed.

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Kathy Guzman
Residency Coordinator
Phone:(323) 409-7422
kguzman@usc.edu