Medical Student Perspectives

Messages from other residency programs, medical students and/or staff about individual experience

Anita Venkatesh, USCSOMG, MS4

I overall enjoyed my neurology rotation at Prisma Health. There was ample opportunity to improve my neurological exam skills and the majority of the attending physicians were interested in teaching and eager to assist students. The rotation was well-balanced between inpatient, outpatient, and the neurological ICU. It also provided me with a good introduction to the various subspecialties, including neuromuscular diseases, epilepsy, and headache.

Anita Venkatesh
USCSOMG, MS4

Jesus Avila, USCSOMG, MS4

During my neurology rotation, I worked alongside outstanding faculty with a broad range of clinical expertise which helped expose me to a diverse patient population with rare and complex neurological disorders. The clinical faculty immediately made me feel like a part of the team and welcomed my input during the workup of these challenging cases in both outpatient and inpatient settings. The clinical experience was complemented well by the lectures given by various subspecialists in the fields of epilepsy, movement disorder, and stroke. The rotation also provided opportunities to become involved in research given that many of the attendings had ongoing projects and welcomed student contributions.

Jesus Avila
USCSOMG, MS4

Phillip Dixon, USCSOMG, MS4

I thoroughly enjoyed my neurology rotation as a third year medical student. I was exposed to a diverse patient population with a wide array of neurological diseases. The attendings I worked with in both the inpatient and outpatient settings were eager to teach and wanted to make my experience as a student the best it could possibly be. I truly believe that students pursuing a career in neurology should consider Prisma Health as a place to do their training.

Phillip Dixon
USCSOMG, MS4