Goodman’s Neurosurgery Oral Board Review

Goodman’s Neurosurgery Oral Board Review
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Goodman's Neurosurgery Oral Board Review

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This book will educate and prepare neurosurgery candidates who are preparing for the Neurosurgery Oral Board exam, the final step prior to board certification. It will also serve as a primer for the Goodman oral board course, a bi-annual course sponsored by the AANS. The book begins by initially describing the format of the oral board exam in the US. It then examines some of the concepts and techniques in the question-answer process that forms the major premise of the oral board exam. Each chapter contains 4-5 case presentations, which are organized similarly to how oral board questions are presented, with a brief history / physical and relevant imaging studies. The authors provide detailed analysis of these cases, as well as key references for each case with the salient conclusions from each referenced paper.

While there are a few books that cover the board exams, none of them are specifically designed as case-based resources for oral board exam preparation.Goodman’s Neurosurgery Oral Board Review focuses specifically on the oral board exam. Its primary intended audience is US, Canadian and British neurosurgeons who are preparing for the oral board, but it will also be a very appropriate resource for those who are trying to maintain competence in neurosurgery.

Dr. Levi’s edited text is authored by a group of long-standing, dedicated members to the course who have taught it for the last 15 years. With their extensive experience in teaching for the board exams, the skillset they bring to this book is unrivaled.


Product Details

  • Published on: 2016-10-19
  • Original language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.50″ h x .40″ w x 10.90″ l,
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 192 pages

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About the Author

Dr. Levi received his MD degree in 1986 from the University of Ottawa and completed his residency in 1995 at the University of Toronto. This was followed by spine fellowships at the University of Toronto and the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. Dr. Levi joined the faculty at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in 1997, and is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery. He specializes in the surgical treatment of spine and peripheral nerve disorders.


Oral Examination Modifications:

Commencing in 2017, the ABNS certifying oral examination will be modified as follows:

1. Session one will test the candidate’s fund of knowledge and competency on general neurosurgery.

2. Session two will test the candidate’s competency on elements of his/her focused surgical practice. Each candidate will indicate their choice prior to the examination from a list of focused practice selections.

3. Session three will be a case based examination consisting of 5-8 cases selected from the 150 cases submitted during the credentialing process.  Each candidate will prepare a PowerPoint using an ABNS slide template for each case that contains the clinical history, physical examination, key imaging, diagnosis and management, surgical coding, early result and follow-up.

The candidate must pass all three sessions to become ABNS certified.

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