“To study phenomena of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to sea at all.” – Sir William Osler
We highly recommend strengthening your medical knowledge by practicing testing with cased-based format questions. Here some resources based on common neurology cases:
- Blueprints Neurology. Drislane FW, Acosta J, Caplan L, Bernard C, Tarulli A. LWW, 4th edition, 2013.
- Case Files Neurology. Toy E, Simpson E, Tintner Ron. McGraw-Hill Education, 2nd edition, 2012.
- Pretest Neurology. Anschel D. McGraw-Hill Education, 8th edition, 2012.
Other resources, such as textbooks, online resources, and your previous Neuroscience notes can help you during the clerkship.
- First Exposure to Neurology. Kirshner H. McGraw-Hill Education, 1st edition, 2007. – We have one book available for you to use during clerkship! Collect the first day of the rotation with Kelly Martin (coordinator).
- Clinical Neurology. Aminoff M, Greenberg D, Simon R. McGraw-Hill Education, 9th edition, 2015.
- Students can also take advantage of online resources, such as the resources provided by the American Academy of Neurology (https://www.aan.com/trainees/medical-student-resources/).
- A good video review of the neurological examination can be found on http://neuroexam.com/neuroexam/
- Neurology Handouts and Cases on StudyCore links can be found here: http://studycore.medinfo.ufl.edu
We want you to excel in this area so if you are feeling underprepared or overwhelmed, let us know! We’re here to help.