John D. England, MD
Head of the Department
During the first year, the Department of Neurology participates in several interdisciplinary courses: Lectures, demonstrations, and neurology patient presentations are an integral part of the Neuroscience Course. Correlations are made between structure and function of the nervous system; normal and abnormal clinical findings are demonstrated. Clinical demonstrations are also given in conjunction with the cell biology, anatomy and physiology courses. During the second year, lectures, group demonstrations and supervised experience in the neurological examination are given in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course. Lectures on the clinical application of analgesics are given in conjunction with Pharmacology. The Clinical Neurology Clerkship begins in the Third year and includes lectures, conferences, patient presentations as well as in-patient and ambulatory patient contact experience. Performing and interpreting the neurological examination, and diagnosis and treatment of patients with neurologic disorders is emphasized.