Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Symposium 2

How to Train Stroke Neurologists

Shinichiro Uchiyama, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Neurology, Tokyo Women's Medical University School of Medicine

All neurologists should know stroke sufficiently since stroke is the leading cause of death or disability, and is the largest number of neurological disease. However, there are number of department of neurology, where neurologists are not interested in stroke. Stroke patients should be managed by neurologists, and neurologists should be certified to have ability to see stroke patients. Neurologists in universities should teach not only symptomatology of stroke but also epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and prevention of stroke systematically. Residents in departments of neurology should try to pass specialty board examinations of both neurology and stroke societies. Educational hospitals for neurology are preferred also to be for stroke. In order to train stroke neurologists, societies of neurology and stroke should cooperate overwhelming the barrier. For the reference of these problems, I sent some questionnaires to top leaders of stroke neurology in US and Europe, and received the answers, which were introduced in this symposium.
Full Text of this Article in Japanese PDF (179K)

(CLINICA NEUROL, 52: 1117|1119, 2012)
key words: Stroke Neurologists, Specialty Board, Educational Hospital, Questionnaires

(Received: 24-May-12)