What is StrokeSTOP?

The Goal of the Curriculum is to provide students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will encourage them to take an activist approach to Stroke and Stroke Prevention in their own future practice of medicine.

A Message to Faculty and Students who use this site:

All physicians can have important roles in reducing the risk of stroke, and assuring that patients who have strokes get the treatment that will provide the best outcomes. Regardless of whether you go into one of the Primary Care areas, Emergency Medicine, OB/Gyn, Cardiology, or Neurology, you will have opportunities to make a difference - and to help save your patients' brains and lives.

The Stroke Curriculum consists of written materials, which will be supplemented by patient videos, interactive case histories, microscopic and gross specimens, radiographic images, opportunities to practice providing patient education, and self-tests that will be available here at this site. Faculty Resources include an electronic slide tray, consisting of PowerPoint slides presenting material from each curriculum module.

The Stroke Curriculum is being developed through a collaboration between the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. It is designed to be interwoven with first- and second-year Neuroscience courses, and can also be used for review purposes during Clinical Clerkships and Electives.

Modules 1-6 have been placed on the site. In 2003 they were re-edited based on student and faculty feedback. Additional Modules will be developed over the next year. Look here to learn about the latest updates.

You are among the first to use these materials. Your insights and feedback on what works for you, and your suggestions for how we can make the Stroke Curriculum more helpful are important to us. Please email any comments to the UMass Medical School project director: