Neurology Education

In addition to the direct efforts of the Neurology faculty in the education of trainees at all levels of experience from premedical students to post-doctoral fellows, the Department has been actively cultivating a body of research into various aspects of Medical Education within the Neurosciences.  The investigators in the Department have collaborated with colleagues in the U.S. and abroad on projects which help provide an understanding on how to optimize Neuroscience Education.

Below are a sampling of recent publications:

  • Lukas RV, Ma C, Chen J, Dong H, Li J, Wang Z, Jiang I, Fu K, Satnarayan S, Albert DVF, Sherer R. Views on careers in clinical neurosciences amongst neurosurgeons and neurologists in China. World Neurosurgery. 2016 [Epub ahead of print]
  • Lukas RV, Blood AD, Brorson JR, Albert DVF. Ambulatory Training in Neurology Education. Journal of the Neurological Sciences [In press]
  • Lukas RV, Albert DV. Pausing to reflect in a high-volume clinical milieu. Perspectives on Medical Education. 2016. [In press]
  • Albert DV, Blood A, Park YS, Brorson JR, Lukas RV. Breadth vs. volume alone:  the outpatient neurology clinic experience in the education of medical students. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2016;28:20-23.
  • Albert DV, Hoyle C, Han Y, McCoyd M, Lukas RV. Why neurology? Factors which influence career choice in neurology. Neurological Research. 2016;38(1):10-14.
  • Sethi NK, Lukas RV, Brorson J, Albert DV. Structure of neuroscience clerkships in medical schools and matching in neuromedicine. Neurology. 2016;86(4):403.
  • Lukas RV, Albert DV. Neurophobia among medical students.  Neurosciences (Riyadh). 2015;20(4):404.
  • Blood A, Park YS, Lukas RV, Brorson JR. Is case specificity a given? The reliability of a neurology clerkship objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) as examined through a generalizability study. Neurology. 2015;85(18):1623-9.
  • Albert DV, Yin H, Amidei C, Dixit KS, Brorson JR, Lukas RV. Structure of neuroscience clerkships in medical schools and matching in the neuromedicine.  Neurology. 2015;85(2):172-6.
  • Lukas RV, Cooper B, Morgan I, Brorson JR, Dong H, Sherer R. Attitudes towards neurosciences in medical students in Wuhan, China: a survey study. World Neurosurgery. 2014;82(3-4):266-269.
  • Dixit KS, Nicholas MK, Lukas RV. Clinical neuro-oncology formal education opportunities for medical students in the U.S. and Canada. World Neurosurgery. 2014;82(6):938-944.
  • Albert DV, Brorson JR, Amidei C, Lukas RV. Education research: case logs in the assessment of medical students in the outpatient neurology clinic. Neurology. 2014;82:e138-141.
  • Lukas RV, Blood A, Park YS, Brorson JR. Assessment of neurological clinical management reasoning in medical students. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2014;21(6):919-922.
  • Hodgson TS, Lukas RV. The Workforce Task Force Report: Clinical implications for neurology. Neurology. 2014;82(9):818.
  • Hodgson TS, Brorson JR, Ardelt AA, Lukas RV. Accrediting neurology fellowships accelerates subspecialization. Frontiers in Neurology. 2013;4:94.
  • Blood A, Brorson JR, Lukas RV. The Neurology Clerkship Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE). MedEdPORTAL; 2013. Available from:
  • Taylor LP, Lukas RV, Safdieh JE, Sigsbee B, Vespa P, Sergay SM, Kohring JH. Subspecialization in neurology: the role of the united council for neurologic subspecialties.  Neurology. 2012;78(7):514-515.
  • Lukas RV, Adesoye T, Smith S, Blood A, Brorson JR. Student assessment by objective structured examination in a neurology clerkship. Neurology. 2012;79(7):681-685.