Trends in the teaching of neurology to family practice residents, 1981-1990

David C. Anderson, Stuart V. Thorson

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A decade ago, less than one-half of the family practice (FP) residency programs surveyed provided a defined rotation in neurology. To learn how neurology is currently being taught in FP residencies, we sent questionnaires to 384 approved FP residencies in the United States, receiving responses from 241 (63%). Seventy-eight percent provide a defined rotation in neurology, usually in the form of a preceptorship with a community neurologist, and 57%; systematically present the core curriculum recommended by the American Academy of Neurology and the American Academy of Family Physicians in 1987. Asked about the level of cooperation they encounter in recruiting neurologists to teach, 54% of the respondents reported “too little” or “no” cooperation from academic neurologists, while just 20%; reported these responses in regard to community neurologists. Most (87%) reported that involvement in the residency program leads to increased patient referrals for the participating neurologist. Most (81%) respondents would welcome more participation by neurologists.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)722-725
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1992

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