Neurology - Movement Disorders

  • Rotation length: 1 month
  • Location: Swedish Neuroscience Institute – Cherry Hill
  • Supervising Faculty: Jennifer Witt, MD
  • Evaluation: written competency-based evaluation

Practical details:

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM   FMS/Neurology   FMS/Neurology
PM   Neurology   Neurology  

Rotation Goals and Objectives:

Patient Care

  • Become proficient at the diagnosis of common movement disorders
  • Learn about available treatment options for movement disorders

Medical knowledge

  • Understand the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
  • Master a directed neurologic exam for movement disorders.
  • Develop expertise in the initial prescribing of dopaminergic medications.

Practice-based learning and improvement

  • Learn the prevalence of common movement disorders in the geriatric population.
  • Recognize the criteria for referral to a movement disorders clinic.

Systems-based practice

  • Understand the role of a specialized movement disorders clinic within the medical community.