Neurological disorders are among the leading causes of death and disability worldwide.1 The burden of neurologic disease is expected to grow in the coming years as the population ages, leading to a worsening shortage of neurologists.1,2 Although there are nearly 5 neurologists per 100 000 population in high-income countries, there are just 3 per 10 million in low-income countries.2 This dearth of neurologists limits patient access to specialist care, overburdens neurologists, and relies on general practitioners to evaluate and treat patients with neurological conditions, despite limited neurology training.3 Improving access to neurologic care requires urgent pedagogical solutions to inspire and diversify the pipeline of future neurologists and to augment the neurology knowledge base of frontline nonneurologist clinicians globally. The emergence of freely available online educational initiatives holds promise for improving global access to engaging, clinically oriented neurology resources.
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Alemán MJ, Nematollahi S, Berkowitz AL. Expanding Global Access to Neurology Education. JAMA Neurol. 2021;78(10):1173–1174. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2021.2685
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