Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Neurological Surgery

Third Year Clerkship


Third year students may choose a 4 week elective in neurological surgery. This rotation consists of three weeks at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) and a week at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Students interact directly with attending surgeons and senior residents in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Typically, in house call is taken once a week. This elective is recommended for those students contemplating a career in neurosurgery as it provides a unique look inside a high-volume, cutting edge neurosurgical residency program.


Students are expected to attend the weekly Academic Day held on Friday. Required conferences include Grand Rounds, Journal Club and residency teaching conferences.

Clinical Experience

In the clinical setting, the student will demonstrate maturation of skills in the following areas:

Requirements & Eligibility

Students must meet the criteria established by Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine’s Office of Education.

Nader S Dadaleh, MD

Nader S. Dahdaleh, MD
Clerkship Director

Contact Us

Contact our Clerkship Coordinator Isabel Garcia for more information about the third year clerkship program.

Isabel Garcia
Clerkship Coordinator