Clinical Rotations

 PGY-1 (Intern) [28-day blocks]

  • 6 blocks of Neurosurgery
  • 2 block of Clinical Neurology
  • 2 blocks of Neuro ICU
  • 3 blocks of General Surgery rotations

  PGY-2 (Junior Resident)

  • 12 months dedicated to Neurosurgery Service
  • Responsible for day to day management and care of service inpatients
  • Responsible for management of inpatient consults and follow-ups
  • In-house call currently 1:7
  • Opportunity for operative experience with senior residents
  • Written Neurosurgical Board Exam taken for self-assessment annually

  PGY-3 (Junior Resident)

  •  6 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 Rotations:
    • Neuropathology
    • Interventional Neuroradiology
  • In-house call currently 1:7
  • Written Neurosurgical Board Exam taken for self-assessment annually

  PGY-4 (Research Year)

  • 12 months of dedicated research time
  • Responsible for organization of Journal Clubs and quarterly Cadaver Labs
  • Back-up call of PGY-1 resident in-house
  • Written Neurosurgical Board Exam taken for credit PGY-4 year

  PGY-5 (Senior Resident)

  • 12 months Neurosurgery Service
  • 1-year enfolded fellowship in endovascular, spine, trauma, or functional neurosurgery may be pursued during this year
  • Back-up call of PGY-2 resident from home

  PGY-6 (Senior Resident)

  • 6 months Neurosurgery Service
  • 3 months Gamma Knife & Faculty Outpatient Clinic Rotation
  • 3 months Neurovascular Rotation

  PGY-7 (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:
Clay Cochran, MD (2012)-Associate Faculty, University of Oklahoma
Kwame Amponsah, MD (2012)-Private Practice in Georgia
Amritraj Loganathan, MD (2013)-Private Practice in Michigan
Jonathan Wilson, MD (2013)-Private Practice in South Dakota
Dennis Campbell, MD (2014) – Associate Faculty, University of North Carolina
Matt Neal, MD (2014) – Spine Fellowship, Barrow Neurological Institute, Private Practice in Georgia
Mark Witcher, MD, PhD (2015)- Functional Neurosurgery - Emory University, Carilion Clinic in Virginia
Kunal Shah, MD (2015)-Private Practice in Washington
Hirad Hedayat, MD (2016)-Combined Endovascular & Cerebrovascular Surgery Fellowship-Drexel University
Analiz Rodriguez, MD, PhD (2016)-Neuro-Oncology Fellowship-City of Hope National Medical Center 

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