Brain Stem
Brain Stem

Brain Stem

by Craig Canby, PhD

What are the components of the brain stem? What do the anterior and posterior surfaces look like? What are the most common brain-stem lesions?

Prof. Craig Canby and Lecturio provide you with the knowledge you need to know about the brain stem knowledge necessary to pass your USMLE Step 1. Learn about:

  • Midbrain, Pons and Medulla Oblongata
  • The arterial supply
  • Different typical brain-stem-lesions, such as medial and lateral medullary syndrome

Many quiz questions will help you prove your knowledge. Attached topic reviews can be used as additional learning material and complete your USMLE exam preparation.

Course Details

  • Videos 12
  • Duration 0:43 h
  • Quiz questions 25
  • Articles 3


Your Educators of course Brain Stem

 Craig Canby, PhD

Craig Canby, PhD

Dr. Craig Canby is Professor of Anatomy at Des Moines University in Iowa. He studied Biology and Chemistry at the Iowa Wesleyan College and later got his Ph.D. in Anatomy at the University of Iowa.
Canby has received many awards and honors for his work including the DPT Class of 2008 Teaching Excellence Award and the Award Hancher Finkbine Medallion.
His research is especially focused on anatomical variations and technology-enabled student learning.

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good summary and clear presentation
By Lan W. on 20. January 2019 for Brain Stem Components: Midbrain, Pons and Medulla Oblongata

good summary and clear presentation with those details are often missed in other review lectures. Good job.

By dennis m. on 12. April 2018 for Glossopharyngeal and Vagus Nerve Nuclei

good cns lecture delivered in an understandable way. very helpful

Almost there
By Sidney F. on 27. March 2018 for Brain Stem

To be a five-star explanation, Doctor Canby could fulfill the presentation with more images showing the structures described but not present in the pictures he used.

okay lecturer but not captivating
By Thomas R. on 07. May 2017 for Brain Stem Components: Midbrain, Pons and Medulla Oblongata

lacklustre explanation and too concise - neuroanatomy is a subject that needs far more explanation even if just a review