Student Interest Group in Neurology (SIGN) Chapter


Associate Professor of Neurology
Faculty Advisor

The Student Interest Group in Neurology is open to all medical students from any year who may have an interest in neurology or the neurological sciences.  The chapter is run by medical students who plan events that foster an interest in neurology, including research and clinical practice. Mentorship for students is provided which may range from help finding research to career advice and mentorship during the Residency Match. Events vary from community service such as participating at Brain Day at the Detroit Science Museum to learning more about the variety of subspecialties in neurology. For more information regarding getting involved, please contact the Faculty Advisor, Dr. Deepti Zutshi or the SIGN student coordinators.

For students who are interested in becoming part of SIGN and interested in Neurology as a career, consider becoming a student member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) which provides support for the SIGN chapter. The AAN provides opportunities for students to become part of committees on education as well as scholarships and prizes to students who are interested in neurology as a career. Visit their website  for more information. Registration is free

SIGN Members

For more information regarding matching into Neurology for upcoming seniors, please click this link to review Class of 2024 - Planning your 4th Year.



Adel Hijazi WSU student is the 2023 recipient of the AAN Department of Neurology Dr. John McHenry Endowed Memorial Fund in the amount of $500.00 which is a scholarship that will be applied to his tuition. He was presented this award at Grand Rounds on Friday May 26, 2023.  

AAN 2023 Medical Student Diversity Annual Meeting Scholarship   

Jasmine Coles Class of 2024 has been selected as a recipient of the AAN 2023 Medical Student Diversity Annual Meeting Scholarship.   

James1Jasmine also attended the The American Epilepsy Society annual meeting in Nashville, TN in early December 2022. This meeting was attended by over 7500 people from over 70 countries . Associate Professor, Deepti Zutshi, MD was invited to speak in a special session, Dobbs vs. Jackson: Impact on Reproductive Health in Epilepsy, with a focus on reproductive health access in people of color. She also chaired the Pregnancy Outcomes Special Interest Group where she hosted experts from around the world on their recent findings on infertility risks, folic acid use in pregnancy and adolescent cognitive outcomes in people with epilepsy. Third year Wayne State medical student Jasmine Coles was invited to present her work with Dr. Zutshi on Social disparities in Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Epilepsy at the Broadening Representation Inclusion and Diversity by Growing Equity poster session.

Abdulmohsen Ghuloum, a fourth year medical student at WSUSOM, successfully presented his research on the increasing costs of anti-seizure medications in Medicare and Medicaid spending at the American Epilepsy Society Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Click here to view  SIGN schedule 2022-2023 Events
To view the 2021- 2022 Events Catalog  click here