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Neurology Residency Resource Guide: Key Info

Published Guidelines

Neurology Clinical Practice Guidelines, published by the American Academy of Neurology.

Medical practice guidelines summarize the best practice in a particular area of healthcare. They define important questions related to clinical practice and outline decision options and their outcomes. The intent is to improve the connection between evidence and practice, raise the standard of care, and guide the decision-making process.

Historically, medical practice guidelines were based on tradition. Modern guidelines are written by medical associations or governmental organization using the most current data and best evidence.

Affiliations/Associations

  • American Academy of Neurology - No fee for student members. Gain access to information about awards, scholarships, applying for residency, and educational resources.
  • American Neurological Association - Professional society of academic neurologists and neuroscientists devoted to advancing the goals of academic neurology; to training and educating neurologists and other physicians in the neurologic sciences; and to expanding both our understanding of diseases of the nervous system and our ability to treat them. Publishes ASN Neuro.
  • The Society for Neuroscience - The world's largest oranization of scientists and physcians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. Focus on facilitating the integration of research into practice. Publishes The Journal of Neuroscience.

National Guideline Clearinghouse

The NGC offers a database of guidelines that is:

  • evidence-based
  • geared toward clinical-practice
  • maintained by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
  • verified annually
  • updated weekly

Users can:

  • create personal accounts
  • find guidelines by topic
  • find guidelines by organization
  • compare guidelines