I was at at team meeting yesterday to orient faculty to the neuroscience course I'm co-directing next year. We were going through the section where I was relaying to them our required texts for the course. One of the faculty (who happens to be a physiologist) asked which physiology text we were using for the course. On the list we have a nice neuroanatomy text, a brain atlas, a psychiatry text, a pathology text, and Harrison's. He felt the neurophysiology discussions in our clinically minded neuroantomy text were lacking, and the other faculty in the room agreed with him.
So this left me with a dilemma. Do I have switch from our current neuroanatomy text with a definite clinical foundation a more comprehensive text with neurophysiology covered more completely? Such a text was used in the past, and was felt to be too dense for the needs of medical students. Do we have them buy a text that focuses only on neurophysiology in addition to the neuroanatomy text? I think this would likely just lead to them not buying this text as we'd only need a few chapters, and I'm not sure it would be very useful for them in the future honestly. It would likely be more dense than the book we already rejected. Do we just give them the lecture notes to study from? Or do we search for/develop online references for them to use.