Neurology/Neurosurgery

Neurology Neurosurgery Physician Assistant

Though the specialties are VERY different, the resources used for those studying neurology and neurosurgery often overlap! Here are some great tools to help PAs be successful while working in the fields of neurology and neurosurgery.


Books:

pediatric neurosurgery physician assistant

Handbook of Pediatric Neurosurgery is a great reference for those working in the pediatric neurosurgery world

Handbook of Neurosurgery is a great reference for adult neurosurgery


Links:

HEAD NECK BRAIN SPINE

For those interested in neuroradiology anatomy and learning from neuroradiology cases

MAYFIELD CLINIC

A great place to learn! Brain Topics include strokes, brain tumors, & explain surgical interventions. Spine Topics include disc disease, spinal injuries and deformities, prevention technique videos, surgical and nonsurgical procedures. Great for patients too!

INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL NEUROLOGY- COURSERA

This online course was highly recommended by Brie Marks, neurology PA!


Smartphone Apps

NEURO TOOLKIT

Stroke/TIA scales, GCS calculations and epileptic drug dosing are just some of the features!

NERVE WHIZ

Helps with nerve anatomy, especially for sensory or motor deficits!


Neurology/Neurosurgery Empowered PA Interviews:


A Day in the Life of a Neurology PA: Brie Marks, PA-C

There are many specialties a physician assistant can work in, and today we are highlighting the field of inpatient neurology! Brie Marks, PA-C, has been kind enough to tell us what her daily life as an inpatient neurology physician assistant is like for our “Day in the Life of a PA” article series. If you love learning about the brain, have ever been interested in the field of neuroscience or had an interest in caring for patients with acute neurological diseases, read on…
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