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Virtual Observership in Clinical Neurology is a Course

Virtual Observership in Clinical Neurology

Time limit: 90 days

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Full course description

This course is closed for enrollment as we make changes to update the course.

The purpose of this enduring material is to make you comfortable with the clinical environment in Neurology such as the various components of the Neurology department in the US, facilities used, residents' life and responsibilities, introduction to some sub-specialties, and some introduction to UNMC and Omaha, Nebraska.

The aim of this course is to create a virtual experience of Observership in Neurology and create a community of interaction among Residency Candidates. The course is responsive and adaptive and additional content would continuously be added throughout the year and in response to your suggestions.

Nothing can truly replace an actual experience of Clinical Observership at UNMC in person, however, an effort is being made in this course to provide some familiarity with the experience and covering some of the essential parts of the experience such as facility tours and residents experience of rounding and learning. There is a vast number of resources at our disposal and at times it’s not even clear what would be useful for an observer which leads us to make this course grow organically through the feedback of the community that joins the course.

Although CoVID related restrictions and limitations have pushed us to do this course now; we have been thinking of building this experience since much earlier given the number of applications we were receiving and our limited capacity of accepting observers. At best of times, we were only able to accept 1% of the applications we were receiving and there were times even less than that.

This is a non-CME course and is designed more of an experience rather than a course. As you join you will see it in its birth, and it will grow with you over the year. A non-CME certificate of attending the course can be offered once you have spent 20 hours within the course as tracked by CANVAS.


  1. Provide familiarity with the core aspects of what a clinical observer is exposed to during an in-person rotation such as our facilities, schedules, residents' clinical and learning experience.
  2.  Provide a limited alternative experience to in-person experience given environment due to CoVID-19 and our decreasing capacity to accept applicants.
  3. Develop a community of learning of Residency applicants with knowledge sharing and constant growth.



This enduring material is intended for a broad audience primarily the current or future Residency Candidate interested in applying to a Neurology Residency program in the United States specifically those who are International Medical Graduates and especially so if they have not had any in-person experience in the US residency system. 




  1. Introductions to Various Visiting programs at UNMC
  2. Living and Working in Omaha and UNMC
  3. Additional courses and resources
  4. UNMC Faculty messages
  5. Experience of Residency Program at UNMC
  6. Clinical Skills education (selected)
  7. Neurology Subspecialties (selected)
  8. Neurology Grand Rounds (selected)


Click the names to find out more about the faculty.


This is a NON-CME activity and NO CME credits will be awarded for the activity.

This activity has not gone through the rigors of a CME accreditation and thus is liable to have information not appropriate for Continuing Medical Education including biased materials and presentations, off-label discussions, or investigational uses and promotional branded material.

A Non-CME attendance Certificate may be issued on request if more than 20 hours of time have been spent in the CANVAS activity. Additionally, interactions within the community and participation, as well as good standing, will also be considered. 

Not everyone will be issued a certificate and we keep the right to refuse a certificate of attendance for this non-CME activity.

All materials are included with the permission of the authors.  The opinions expressed are those of the authors and some of the material may be copyrighted and nothing should be copied or shared on other platforms including social media. 


The promotional cost for the course as it starts is $50. The fee is liable to go up as the content in the course increases and the time commitment required from faculty and Coordinators is increased. However, increased fees will only be applicable to new registrations, and previously registered participants will not be asked to pay any additional fees in the future.


To register for the enduring material

  1. Click the blue ENROLL button at the top of the screen.
  2. Enter your full name, email, and agree to the Acceptable Use Policy and Privacy Policy.
  3. Click Proceed to Payment.
  4. Enter your credit card and billing information, and then click Pay Now. And Pay the $50 fee.
  5. Two emails will be sent to the email address you provided during enrollment.
  6. Open the message titled “Please confirm your email address.”
  7. Click Complete Registration.
  8. You will be directed to a Welcome Aboard! screen. Enter your Login (email address), create a password, select your time zone, and then click Register.
  9. Once successfully logged into Canvas, click Notification Preferences to choose how you want to receive communications from Canvas. 
  10.  Click on the enduring material to begin.

If you have any questions about this enduring material, please contact the following person: