Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading

By Kat Whitehouse, Mike Canty and Paddy Grover

Below are the main books we bought and read in anticipation for the exams, or had recommended to us, along with the prices on Amazon (secondhand/RRP on Amazon 09/09/17).

For Paper 1

  • Neurosurgery self-assessment – Shah, Cadoux Hudson etc etc £45.99/£57.99
  • Neurosurgery practice questions and answers – Shaya, Nader, Nanda £16.00/£33.98
  • Neurosurgery board review – Alleyne, Woodall, Citow £55.98/£71.00
  • Psarros “Intensive Neurosurgery Board Review: Neurological Surgery Q and A £82.36
  • Landmark Papers in Neurosurgery – Johnson and Green £64.10 /£69
  • Anatomic basis of neurologic diagnosis – Albertstone, Benzel etc £59.02/£98.00
  • Basic Clinical neuroscience – Young, Young and Tolbert £30.89/£53.10
  • Manter and Gatz’s Essentials of clinical neuroanatomy and neurophysiology (£6.71/£29.95)
  • Of course – Greenberg’s “Handbook of Neurosurgery” (£67.91/£93); or Samandouras’s “The neurosurgeon’s handbook”(£45/£67.50) – which is a bit more readable.

For Paper 2

  • Neurosurgery – Elwell, Kirollos etc £23.83/£56.04
  • Neurosurgery oral board review – Citow and Adamson £24.90/£46.50
  • Rhoton
  • Atlas of Neurosurgical Techniques – Sekhar and Fessler (£277.69/£356.50 for all you rich people out there, although this book is definitely not necessary to pass!)
  • Core techniques in operative neurosurgery – Jandial, McCormick etc £98/166.56
  • FRCS Neurosurgery viva case book – Ian Anderson and Paul Marks £42 used
  • Neurosurgery case review – Nader £65/£112