I completed my first year of med school last year, which included an introductory clinical medicine course. I became ill over the summer and had to take a medical leave of absence for this year. I have now recovered from my illness and I am looking into doing research part time. I would like to spend some time getting clinical experience as well--but having had only 1 year of med school, I feel like I am totally unprepared for any clinical work. I am really interested in neurology and I would love to learn more about this specialty, but I do not know how to go about doing that. I want to do more than just observe docs in action--I really want to contribute, I want to help patients, and I want to learn. I just do not know what I can do with so little medical training. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.