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It is estimated that 10-15% of patients seen by family practitioners have neurologic symptoms. Many of these patients present with symptoms of pain, dizziness, forgetfulness, numbness, weakness and difficulty speaking or comprehending as their primary compliant, or as a portion of their history. In addition to a full medical evaluation, accurate assessment of these neurologic complaints will be of increasing importance to our current health care environment. Therefore, nearly all physicians require a good understanding of the general principles of clinical neurology. The most suitable setting in which to lay the foundation for that understanding is a neurology clerkship in the clinical phase of medical school.