Most of what you learn in the neurology clerkships and your
entire medical careers will involve independent study. Only
so much information can be delivered by your preceptors and
through didactics. It goes without saying that all reading
is optional, but to do well in this course and on the final
exam, quite a bit of reading is required. The most effective
approach is to read about the patients you have seen each
day and also read a little bit of general neurology on a daily
The syllabus (web and pocket) contains a checklist of topics
that we consider necessary for a basic understanding of neurology
and to do well on the final exam. When good web sites are
known, there is a link provided. If you find a good web site
that is not on the list, please tell the clerkship director
so that future students can benefit.
Print Pocket Syllabus
There are many other options to read about the topics. These include: original articles, review papers, general textbooks, lecture handouts, and neurology texts. Below are three recommended sources. The case-based format seems to be the favorite of most students.
|Recommended Text Options:
1. Case Files Neurology, Lange , $33.95
Toy E, Simpson E, Pleitez M, Rosenfield D, Tinter R. ISBN 978-0-07-148287-5 Organized by 55 cases. Many students like to study from USMLE style questions.
2. Medscape Neurology, Free: http://www.box.net/shared/jwmytr1oo4
92 USMLE style questions with answers.
3. Clinical Neurology, 7th Ed. Lange , $52.95
Simon RP, Greenberg DA, Aminoff MJ, ISBN 0-07-154644-8 Key concepts in every chapter. Many pictures and tables. Very complete text for the course. Should allow you to do well on the final exam.
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