Clinical Neurology


General Principles, Including Normal Age-Related Findings and Care of the Well Patient (1%–5%)

Behavioral Health (3%–7%)

Nervous System & Special Senses (60%–65%)

   Infectious, immunologic, and inflammatory disorders

   Neoplasms (cerebral, spinal, and peripheral)

   Cerebrovascular disease

   Disorders related to the spine, spinal cord, and spinal nerve roots

   Cranial and peripheral nerve disorders

   Neurologic pain syndromes

   Degenerative disorders/amnestic syndromes

   Global cerebral dysfunction  

   Neuromuscular disorders

   Movement disorders

   Paroxysmal disorders

   Sleep disorders

   Traumatic and mechanical disorders and disorders of increased intracranial pressure

   Congenital disorders

   Adverse effects of drugs on the nervous system

   Disorders of the eye and ear

Musculoskeletal System (10%–15%)

Other Systems, Including Multisystem Processes & Disorders (15%–20%)

Social Sciences, Including Death and Dying and Palliative Care (1%–5%)


Physician Task

Applying Foundational Science Concepts (10%–15%)

Diagnosis: Knowledge Pertaining to History, Exam, Diagnostic Studies, & Patient Outcomes (55%–60%)

Health Maintenance, Pharmacotherapy, Intervention & Management (25%–30%)


Site of Care

Ambulatory (60%–65%)

Emergency Department (25%–30%)

Inpatient (5%–15%)


Patient Age

Birth to 17 (10%–15%)

18 to 65 (55%–65%)

66 and older (20%–25%)

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