Clinical Rotations

PGY-1 (Intern)

  • 3 months of Neurosurgery
  • 3 months of Clinical Neurology
  • 1 month each of:
    • Neuro-Ophthalmology
    • Neuro-Critical Care
    • Otolaryngology
  • 3 months of General Surgery rotations
  • Written Neurosurgical Board Exam taken for self-assessment annually

PGY-2 (Junior Resident)

  • 12 months dedicated to Neurosurgery Service
  • Responsible for day to day management and care of service inpatients
  • In-house call currently 1:7
  • Opportunity for operative experience with senior residents

PGY-3 & PGY-4 (Senior Resident)

  • 3 month blocks of Neurosurgery Service and Elective Rotations
    • Responsible for management of inpatient consults and follow-ups
    • Primary coverage of operating rooms
  • 3 month blocks of Elective Rotations:
    • Neuropathology
    • Neuroradiology
    • Interventional Neuroradiology
    • Gamma Knife Radiosurgery
  • Written Neurosurgical Board Exam taken for credit PGY-4 year
  • In-house call currently 1:7

PGY-5 (Research Resident)

  • 12 months of dedicated/flexible research time
  • Clinical and/or basic science research encouraged
  • Responsible for organization of Journal Clubs and quarterly Cadaver Labs
  • Back-up call of PGY-2 resident from home

PGY-6 (Chief Resident)

  • Responsible for day to day management of inpatient clinical service
  • Run weekly Tuesday afternoon Chief Resident’s Clinic
    • Evaluation/management/operative care/follow-up of personal patients
  • Organization of weekly Tuesday AM academic conference

Recent Graduates experiences:

  • Dan Couture (2006) – Pediatric Fellowship (Utah)
  • Paul Kim (2007) – Spine Fellowship (Cleveland Clinic)
  • Alex Powers (2008) – Pediatric Fellowship (Washington University)
  • Stephen Scibelli (2009) – Spine Fellowship (Cedars Sinai-LA)
  • John Eickman (2010) – Spine Fellowship (Wake Forest)
  • Andy Stevens (2010) – Spine Fellowship (TBA)

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