Tab Page – Students & Residents – Study Topics

Topics to study DURING the rotation

  • There are a handful of topics which are very common in Neurology – very frequently appearing on your various exams (Shelf, Step, Specialty Boards)
  • I encourage you to study and try to understand the clinical relevance of these topics, not just memorize the core information
  • We will be discussing these topics at random times during the month.

Difficult Topics – Learn Big Concepts

  • Synucleinopathies
  • Epilepsy classification and treatment (including status)
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Concussion vs. TBI vs. Closed Head Injury vs. Post-concussive Syndrome
  • How to analyze CSF results
  • Stroke Management – acute vs. long term .. surgical vs. non-surgical … etc
  • Spinal cord compression
  • Classification of peripheral neuropathy
  • “AIDP” vs. “CIDP”

Not So Difficult – Quickies – Easy To Learn

  • Different types of hydrocephalus
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Scheduling of medications
  • Types of headaches
  • Chronic pain vs. acute pain
  • Aphasia vs. Dementia vs. Delirium
  • Intracranial bleeds (5 types !!)
  • Side effects of common medications

Try To Learn, Else Just Memorize

  • Visual field defects
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • Metabolic Syndromes
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