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For Healthcare Professionals: A USMLE® and COMLEX® Guide
A textbook guide of Neuroanatomy for the basic sciences and the USMLE® and COMLEX® exams.
This textbook's primary goal is to present clinical and functional anatomy to student doctors and health professionals in an efficient manner. It is written by Dr. Jack Wilson with attention to student learning and holistic engagement for medical education.
The study of neuroscience and neuroanatomy forms a critical part of the training of the physician. The primary goal of this textbook is to present the clinical and functional applications of neuroanatomy as needed by the physician without the massive amount of structural details that lead to just memorization without understanding the relevance of the nervous system to clinical practice. Essential amounts of structural detail are provided that are required to understand the clinical application of the nervous system. In addition, these topics will provide the critical level of information necessary for the student to succeed in the pre-clinical curriculum, successfully navigate the Step 1 exam, and move into clinical training. The neurologic exam and the observed clinical symptoms of the patient provide multiple opportunities for the clinician to utilize the clinical application of the functional and structural knowledge of neuroanatomy in neurological diagnosis. This allows the clinician opportunity to develop a logical thinking process as a basis for clinical diagnosis. Thus, the anatomical and physiological principles of neuroanatomy become of paramount importance. Providing those principles is the goal of this textbook.
Jack Wilson, PhD
Dr. Jack Wilson received his PhD from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is a Professor of Anatomy and Neurobiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, TN, where he has taught all the disciplines of Anatomy for 45 years. He has received over 70 teaching awards and written 45 published papers, abstracts and books. Dr. Wilson has been active in teaching USMLE Step 1 review courses for Anatomy for over 25 years. Students have consistently recognized his ability to present Step 1 Clinical Anatomy in a concise way for success on Step 1.
Angela Cantrell, PhD
Dr. Angela Cantrell (Ph.D) completed her doctorate in Neuroscience at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and postdoctoral training in Neurophysiology at the University of Washington. Dr. Cantrell is currently an Associate Professor in the Departments of Anatomy & Neurobiology and Medical Education at the University of Tennessee Health Science. She was recently appointed as the Assistant Dean for the Preclinical Curriculum in the College of Medicine. At UTHSC, Dr. Cantrell has been involved in Medical Education for the past 20 years and has served as both instructor and course director for multiple anatomical sciences course for medical, physician assistant, nursing, and dental students. She has been the recipient of numerous teaching awards including Outstanding Course Director, Outstanding First Year Lecturer, Golden Apple for Excellence in Teaching and SGAEC Excellence in Teaching and was selected for membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. Dr. Cantrell has been involved in Step 1 Board Prep for the past 5 years with Becker USMLE and Medical School Companion.