Tab Page – Students & Residents – BEFORE the rotation

Things to Study – BEFORE Rotation Starts

  • Since you only have 3 to 4 weeks on the neurology rotation, I have found that most students / residents lose a lot of time trying to “re-learn” the fundamentals of neurology (information that should have been learned during basic sciences).
  • Review basic neuro-anatomy (cortical lobes, detailed anatomy of brainstem and spinal cord, etc).
  • Review the sensory and motor pathways.
  • We will review this information during the rotation.  But, without this basic knowledge, your experience in neurology will be limited and constrained.
  • SIDE NOTE:  Chapters 5 (Weakness) and chapter 6 (Sensory system) of Blueprints has a nice overview of the above information.  Pay special attention to how to properly “localize the lesion.”

Educational Videos – Watch BEFORE Rotation Starts

  • All students and residents rotating through our office are expected to watch the “How To Localize The Lesion” video series (i.e. NeuroAxis) BEFORE starting the rotation.
  • No excuses.  Without a clear understanding of the information provided in this video-series, you will find your first few days of neurology to be very painful!
  • Also listen to the “FDA” podcast
  • The Videos and Podcasts are located on the https://nocg.org web site

NOTE:   “BEFORE STARTING THE ROTATION” means BEFORE THE FIRST MONDAY OF THE ROTATION

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