Some internal medicine residents see neurology patients while rotating on an inpatient neurology service, and most care for patients on the medical ward who develop neurologic issues such as acute stroke or seizure. This guide addresses the key neurologic issues you will likely see, regardless of rotation, as an internal medicine resident. The guide focuses on urgent neurologic problems affecting inpatients, so topics such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease are not covered.
This guide covers the following topics:
For a brief history of neurology, click here.
Rotation Prep was developed by a collaborative team of experts, educators, fellows, and residents including Andrea Merrill, MD (NEJM Fellow); Alex Djuricich, MD (NEJM Education Editor); David Lin, MD; Michael Erkkinen, MD; and Saad Mir, MD. The content was reviewed by S. Andrew Josephson, MD.