archimedesxx

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So I am studying for Step 1 and I am interested in what others have experienced with Neuroanatomy on their exams. I know the pathways, CT/MRI scans are HY but reading HY neuroanatomy is just plain disturbing:eek:Many random nuclei and pathways, GVS,GVA,GVS, etc are just making me go insane. I can reason out lesions but memorizing all these other random information is just killing me. Should I focus on the major tracts, be able to identify lesions, be able to point out the names of specific parts of the brain on CT/MRI and call it a day. What else should I focus on? Please let me know. Thank you.
 

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So I am studying for Step 1 and I am interested in what others have experienced with Neuroanatomy on their exams. I know the pathways, CT/MRI scans are HY but reading HY neuroanatomy is just plain disturbing:eek:Many random nuclei and pathways, GVS,GVA,GVS, etc are just making me go insane. I can reason out lesions but memorizing all these other random information is just killing me. Should I focus on the major tracts, be able to identify lesions, be able to point out the names of specific parts of the brain on CT/MRI and call it a day. What else should I focus on? Please let me know. Thank you.
Look at the Kaplan anatomy lecture notes neuro sections. They'll show you what you need to know.
 

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Look at the Kaplan anatomy lecture notes neuro sections. They'll show you what you need to know.
how many pages is the neuro section in the kaplan anatomy notes? I might go this route if its not too long.
 

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Once you understand the major tracts in the spinal cord and major areas in the brain, I find the best tactic for the brainstem are the Rules of 4. A quick google will help you out, and it does a lot to make the brainstem less insane.
 

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Thanks! I googled rules of 4 and this really made it very simple :)