Medical Student Education


Mind, Brain, & Behavior

Phase 1 of Medical School

This is an integrated pathophysiology course offered in Phase I of the Medical Student curriculum. It is a multi-disciplinary course that encompasses neuroanatomy, neuroscience, and pathophysiology of neurologic and psychiatric disease.  Additional information for Stony Brook Medical Students can be found on CBase.

Course is co-directed by Mary Kritzer, PhD (Neurobiology & Behavior), Cara Harth, MD (Neurology), as well as faculty from Psychiatry.


Phase 2 of Medical School

The Neurology Clerkship at Stony Brook is a required 4-week course that includes exposure to both outpatient and inpatient neurology. A variety of didactic opportunities including small group sessions and simulated patient experiences are included.  Additional information for Stony Brook Medical Students can be found on CBase.  


Stony Brook medical students are welcomed and encouraged to do an additional elective in Neurology after the required clerkship. Students can also choose Neurology for their Advanced Clinical Elective (ACE). Students may choose to do a 2 week or 4 week elective, and the clinical exposure will vary based on the student’s interests.  In the past, students have explored Stroke, Neuro-critical care, Neuropsychology, Consultative Neurology, Ambulatory Neurology, and more.

Non-Stony Brook Students

Medical students from other institutions are also encouraged to do an elective with us. If you are a student at another institution, the best way to arrange for an elective is to complete Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS®) at least 3 months before the date you wish to start your elective. You will be required to have a 1st and 2nd choice of dates.  U.S. LCME allopaths (MD) and osteopaths (DO) may apply using VSAS. All electives must also be approved by the student’s home institution. Click here for more information.


At this time, Stony Brook Neurology and Stony Brook University Hospital do not permit observerships for anyone who is not currently a medical student in an accredited allopathic or osteopathic program. 


Stony Brook Neurology sponsors the AAN student group SIGN – Student Interest Group in Neurology.