1. The ABNS Oral Board Examination
2. Getting to the ABNS Oral Board Examination
3. The Goodman Oral Board Course
4. Thoughts on Techniques in Answering Oral Board Questions
5. Brain Tumors
6. Vascular Neurosurgery
7. Endovascular Neurosurgery
8. Cranial Trauma and ICU Management
10. Peripheral Nerve
11. Epilepsy, Functional and Pain Neurosurgery
12. Pediatric Neurosurgery
Goodman's Neurosurgery Oral Board Review educates and prepares neurosurgery candidates who are studying for the Neurosurgery Oral Board exam, the final step prior to board certification. It also serves 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. 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 4-7 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, and has been updated for this new edition to reflect the most recent (post-2017) style board. This review is an ideal resource for neurosurgeons who are preparing for the oral board, and is also very appropriate for those who are trying to maintain competence in neurosurgery.
• An accessible primer for anyone taking the Neurosurgery Oral Board Exam
• Covers a wide variety of neurosurgery's subspecialty areas with a series of detailed case presentations
• Emphasizes important pearls of the exam
• Authored by a group of first-rate oral board instructors with extensive experience teaching for the exam
Dr. Allan D. 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.