If BrainWaves is not enough for you, that’s too bad.
But we understand. Here are some other resources and online tools we recommend for trainees in neurology and medicine:
HeadNeckBrainSpine – An excellent resource for clinical neuroimaging. It provides detailed illustrations for neuroimaging and anatomy, as well as more than 400 clinical cases for you to work through. Did I mention it is FREE?
Blumenfeld’s Neuroanatomy through Online Cases – This is basically a requirement for every medical student. In Hal Blumenfeld’s second edition of this 1,000 page text, trainees are guided through the clinical relevance of neuroanatomy. There are a ton of high quality graphics, many of which I use frequently for my own teaching, and innumerable modules that reinforce critical concepts all neurology trainees should know. But it’s not free. $60 for a 2-year online subscription. Or less than $30 in paperback (click the graphic to the right).
Lancet Neurology – Probably my #1 audio podcast for neurology education. Obviously besides BrainWaves. To date, they have produced over 100 episodes. Each episode is an interview with an expert in the field, and many of them are well done. Gotta warn you though, some scientists weren’t meant for public speaking…
American Academy of Neurology – Definitely in my top 5 podcasts to listen to for neurology education. Without a doubt, this podcast is the most popular among audio education among physicians. Boasting over 40,000 listens per week and providing CME credit to listeners, no other podcast stands a chance. My only qualm is the episodes can be a little long (20-30 minutes) and a bit dry.
Practical Neurology – A podcast based out of the British Medical Journal that focuses on neurology topics. Also in my top 5. Unlike many other podcasts in medicine, I think these interviews are done really well and instead of focusing on the latest research (which they do sometimes), the producers also dedicate many episodes to the humanities–making it accessible to patients as well as providers.
Planet Money – This is just a solid podcast by NPR. It has nothing to do with neurology.
WhatStat – This website based out of UCLA provides a tutorial on the fundamental statistical tests you can perform, when to perform, and how to interpret these results. This is not useful for anyone with a masters degree or higher training in statistics, but can be useful as a refresher for anyone seeking to learn more about how math can be used to manipulate data. For those interested in actually doing the statistics, I prefer to use the program STATA. Here is a decent introductory text on how to use the program (right).
Journal Author Name Estimator – Ever wondered where you should submit your research paper or case report? I use this website every 5 minutes. With so many journals out there, it’s easy to get lost in the cracks between the low impact journals whose names perfectly match your abstract’s title–for example, should you really submit your summer project on non-Mendelian petal traits of the elegant spider flower the Indian Journal of Genetics and Plant Breeding?
How to write a case report – Definitely a convenient way for busy medical students, residents, and fellows to get published when you’re too busy to submit an IRB proposal. So I’ve put together some documents I hope you find useful (…more to come soon).