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