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Tips and Resources for the ABPN Board Exam

How to get through the ABPN Exams?

  • Start studying during your internships, at least one year prior to the exam.
  • Prepare for each part and each section of the questionnaire thoroughly. BoardVitals.com is a great resource for identifying potential problem areas. It’s a question bank, so you’ll need to supplement with textbooks, but it can help you get started.
  • Attend live clinical cases. It helps to practice what you have learned as well as improve critical, timely thinking.
  • Use flashcards, Keep your mind calm and concentrated. Do not force it to be hard. Let your mind like what you do.

A few study references that we found helpful in preparing for the boards:

    • Gilman, S., Newman W. Manter and Gatz Essentials of Clinical Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
    • Gray, F. et al. Escourolle & Poirier Manual of Basic Neuropathology
    • Cooper, J., Bloom, F., Roth, R. The Biochemical Basis of Neuropharmacology
    • DeJong, R. Revised by Haerer, AF. DeJong’s The Neurologic Examination
    • WB, Saunders. Aids to the examination of the peripheral nervous system
    • Fenichel, GM. Clinical Pediatric Neurology
    • Mowzoon, N., Flemming KD. Neurology Board Review: an illustrated study guide
    • Rolak, L. Neurology Secrets
    • Wiebers, DO., Feigin, VL., Brown, RD. Cerebrovascular Disease in Clinical Practice
    • Wijicks, E. The clinical practice of critical care neurology
    • Weiner,W., Shulman, L. Emergent and Urgent Neurology
    • Kimura, J. Electrodiagnosis in Diseases of Nerve and Muscle: Principles and Practice
    • Preston, DC., Shapiro BE. Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders
    • Watts, R., Koller, W. Movement Disorders: Neurologic Principles and Practice
    • Mesulam, MM. Principles of Behavioral Neurology
    • Strub, R., Black, F. The Mental Status Examination in Neurology
    • E-Medicine MedScape – Neurology
    • The Whole Brain Atlas (Harvard)
    • American Academy of Neurology
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