Department of Neurology

Neurology 642

St. Luke’s Neurology Clinic
Boise, ID

125 E. Idaho St., Ste 300
Boise, ID 83702

Site Director: James Whiteside, MD
Clinic #: 208-381-7335
Student Coordinator: Ali Brooks,

Paperwork requirements 4 weeks prior to clerkship start

New Student to St. Luke’s

  • Student onboarding is now handled via the Clinical Exchange web based platform.  Please follow the instructions.

Returning Student to St. Luke’s

  • You will be receiving instructions from Michael Kreider via email.

Michael Kreider
Medical Education Coordinator
Center for Learning and Development
St. Luke’s Health System
400 S. Broadway Ave. | Plaza 1, 6th Floor | Boise, ID 83712
Phone: 208-381-1503


Travel & Housing

Travel: Contact Dr. Whiteside ’s office for driving directions. You will receive mileage reimbursement for one roundtrip to and from Boise. Contact Scott Bailey at to arrange for travel reimbursement.

Housing: Fully furnished 2 bedroom/2 bath unit, laundry facilities located in unit.  Wireless internet access and cable TV provided. Housing is shared with other UWSOM 3rd and/or 4th year medical students. The housing is co-ed. The units are not suitable for family housing. No smoking/No pets.

If you require access to a 1 st floor apartment or are requesting to room w/same gender we will make every reasonable attempt to meet that request. Students MUST contact our office ASAP to advise us of any special requests.

Housing Contact: Linda Clark, Idaho WWAMI, (208) 422-1000 ext. 7642,

Orientation, First Day & What To Bring

Clerkship orientation: You will need to view the away student orientation video on the Distance Learning page.

First day: Contact Dr. Whiteside ’s office at least one week before you begin to find our where and when to arrive on your first day.

Equipment to bring: White coat and name tag, reflex hammer, tuning fork (128Hz), stethoscope,
(Ophthalmoscope recommended).

Pocket syllabus: A “pocket syllabus” is available at the clinic. A printable (PDF) version is also available on the Pocket Syllabus page.

Course Requirements

Course requirements are listed below. Refer to the Distance Learning page for due dates.

Cases: Two case write-ups are due each week. Further information is available in the orientation video and on the Cases page. Your assigned case numbers are on the Distance Learning page. Please note that your assigned case numbers are different than for the Seattle-based students. Weekly case answers and video lectures will be available on the Distance Learning page on Thursdays after 1PM.

Patient log: You are required to log in the patients you have seen each week. The log is described in the clerkship orientation video. Additional details are on the Patient Log page.

Clinical & Bioethical CEX exercises: You are required to do both a clinical and a bioethical mini-CEX for this course. See the Mini-CEX page for details.

Presentations: Presentation requirements are described in the orientation video and are available on the Presentations page.

Final exam: Your final exam will be held in Boise unless you tell the clerkship director otherwise.  The scheduling/notification process runs through UW Testing Services and the contact email is See the Final Exam page for information about the exam.

About The Site

There is a computer with Internet access available to you while in the office.