Education for Medical Students

The students receive both formal and informal teaching during the clerkship.  The formal lectures include the below weekly didactics.

    • Muscle disorders
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Memory Disorders
    • Encephalopathy
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pediatric Neurology
    • Ethics
    • Headache
    • Movement Disorders
    • Epilepsy
    • Stroke
    • Neurologic Exam Review
  • NIH Stroke Scale demonstration
  • Neuroanatomy Review
  • Neurology case Review
  • Adult Neurology Grand Rounds
  • Pediatric Neurology Grand Rounds
  • Daily resident/student noon conferences
  • Stroke/Neuroradiology and Endovascular conference
  • Standardized Patient Encounter (OSCE)
  • Neurology computer based cases

Informal Teaching

Core Teaching Session – students meet in a small group with a faculty member at the bedside and discuss a patient case in detail.

Teaching is also done while on the ward and in the clinics by all Neurology faculty, fellows and residents.

Suggested Reading

Problem sets, cases, and exam preparation:

  • Neurology: PreTest Self-Assessment & Review (Pretest Series) Author – David Anschel
  • Blueprints Neurology  Frank W Drislane , Michael Benatar, Bernard S Chang, Juan A Acosta, Andrew Tarulli
  • Case Files Neurology (LANGE case files) Eugene Toy, Ericka Simpson, Milvia Pleitez, David Rosenfield, and Ron Tinter
  • Clinical Neurology Michael J. Aminoff, David A. Greenberg, Roger P. Simon

Neurological Exam:

  •  AAN Website Link to Neurological Exam:

Click on Family Practice Curriculum in Neurology – Chapter 1 is the Neurologic Examination


  • Introduction to Clinical Neurology by Douglas Gelb
  • Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple by Stephen Goldberg
  • Neuroanatomy Through Clinical Cases by  Hal Blumenfeld

Neurologic differential diagnosis and localization:

  • Neurological Differential Diagnosis by John Patton
  • Localization in Clinical Neurology by Paul Brazis, Joseph Masdeu, and Jose Biller
  • More detailed reading about Neurology: Essential Neurology Iain Wilkinson & Graham Lennox Fourth Edition
  • Merritt’s Neurology, 11th Edition
  • The Neurologic Diagnosis, 1st Edition, Jack N. Alpert