SIM Courses

HMS Clerkship: Neurology

Background: As part of the Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA) that are being instituted to prepare all medical students for residency, students are required to recognize a patient requiring urgent or emergent care, initiate evaluation, or treatment to seek help. The neurology clerkship is the ideal setting for students to first be exposed to this entity. Currently simulation based learning has not been part of the child neurology clerkship, but we are eager to make this a vital part of our curriculum. 

Format: 1-2 hours

Venue: SIM suites (UB or ICU)

Frequency: monthly

Participants: 3rd and 4th year medical students rotating through neurology clerkship

Expertise Level: Novice

Course Leaders: Arnold Sansevere, MD


  1. Students will be comfortable with the recognition of a child in status epileptics.

  2. Students will be able to stabilize the patient and provide initial treatment using the status  epileptics medication algorithm.

  3. Students will be able to provide a differential diagnosis and a ppropriate work up for children in status  epileptics based on the clinical vignette provided prior to the start of the simulation


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