Rinsho Shinkeigaku (Clinical Neurology)

Symposium 2

Proposals of undergraduate and postgraduate education to raise stroke-conscious neurologists

Etsuro Mori, M.D.

Department of Behavioral Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience, Graduate School of Medicine, Tohoku University

Neurologists play a central role in management of stroke patients. However, in Japan, the number of neurologists who are interested in stroke management is not sufficient. In this paper, to raise stroke-conscious neurologists, i.e., neurologists who willingly take care of stroke patients, the roles of undergraduate medical education and postgraduate neurological training are discussed. The key points in neurological education are that stroke provides the best source of brain diseases, symtomatology, and neuroimaging, the best material for understanding of evidence-based medicine, and the model of comprehensive continuous practice from neurological emergency to neurorehabilitation.
Full Text of this Article in Japanese PDF (203K)

(CLINICA NEUROL, 52: 1123|1125, 2012)
key words: undergraduate medical education, postgraduate neurological training, stroke, neurology

(Received: 24-May-12)