- Periodic medical correlations for first-year students
- Neuroscience as part of the introduction to clinical medicine for second-year students
- Neurology rotations for third- and fourth-year students
- Weekly Neuroscience case conferences at Sanford Medical Center
- Regular conferences with neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, rehabilitation medicine, oncology and pathology
- Daily morning report sessions with department chair and residents on rotation
- Periodic multidisciplinary specialty clinics
- Faculty development seminars on ethics
- Continuing medical education for professionals
- Quality and safety in medicine
- Vertebral Artery Dissection
Overview of Specialty Clinics
- The Neuroscience Specialty Clinics have been created to provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary evaluations of patients with chronic neurologic disorders.
- Multi-disciplinary specialty clinics have been established for Parkinson's & Movement Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, and Memory Disorders.
- A team approach to complex neurologic problems frequently is beneficial for a patient.
- A clinic typically lasts 3-4 hours during which time a patient has individual assessments with a neurologist, clinical pharmacist, social worker and an advanced practice nurse.
- Depending upon the patient's needs, a dietician, speech therapist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, therapeutic recreation therapist, and/or a neuro-psychologist may be part of the team.
- Representatives from either the Parkinson's support group or the Multiple Sclerosis support group or the Alzheimer's support groups are present to further enhance education and support services.
- The family conference, during which the findings and recommendations are shared, is often cited as one of the most valued aspects of the clinic. The primary physician receives a telephone report of the findings as well as mailed dictations.
- Sanford USD Medical Center, Clinical Call Center, 605-333-4444. Michelle VanDemark