by Hannah Cock
The end of the traditional academic year will see thousands of new doctors across Europe start post-graduate medical training in clinical neurosciences, and many more starting to work as new doctors for the first time, so is a good opportunity to remind readers that e-brain has many sessions of specific relevance to their new colleagues.
The Clinical Assessment Module is a good place to start, perhaps with the sessions on neurological history (general approach and common pitfalls).
The examination sessions (http://www.ebrainjnc.com/learning/course/view.php?id=51 and http://www.ebrainjnc.com/learning/course/view.php?id=49, which include excellent pictures and videos), and the principles of neurological investigations.
There are also sessions which you might recommend to new trainees in the context of encountering specific neurological symptoms (e.g. language problems http://www.ebrainjnc.com/learning/course/view.php?id=34, movement disorders http://www.ebrainjnc.com/learning/course/view.php?id=38, and so on).
That will be more than enough to get them started, and they can then progress to more special modules and topics as and when appropriate to their learning needs.
Many trainees won’t automatically have access initially, but can easily get this by joining one of the partner organizations (e.g. European Academy of Neurology, Country speciality organizations), most of whom have reduced fees for younger members/trainees, with other associated benefits (journal access, reduced fees for congresses, etc) so please do invite them to join. Remember also that there is a version for undergraduates also available for universities to purchase/access at http://www.ebrainjnc.com/lite/ for only £1000/year.
Ebrain is the largest and most comprehensive web-based training resource in clinical neurosciences, both for training and continuous professional development. Access is free for EAN members, and membership applications & individual passwords can be received via the EAN Head Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are over 600 sessions each with built-in self-assessment questions. If you have difficulty accessing the ebrain content please ensure your computer is set to allow pop-ups. There is also a guide to using ebrain and getting the most out of it at http://www.ebrainjnc.com/learning/course/view.php?id=576 . If you have password or technical issues please contact email@example.com