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Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship

Program Overview:

The Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship is a twelve-month program focused on the many facets of spine surgery.  The Fellow will be expected to participate in both the clinical and academic components of the program.  Surgical case load will vary but on average will be approximately 250 cases.  The Fellow and Fellowship Director will meet regularly to review operative cases and consultations to continually balance the operative experience.

Clinical Responsibilities:

Clinically, the Fellow will provide both ambulatory and surgical care.  The Fellow will have responsibility for a discrete patient load as well assisting Neurosurgery Faculty in the inpatient and outpatient settings.  Surgically, the Fellow will function as the primary surgeon in the majority of cases and first assist in the remainder.

Academic Responsibilities:

Academic responsibilities are designed to improve teaching skills as well as enhance clinical and research abilities.  As an Instructor in the Department, the Fellow will be expected to participate in morning rounds with the residents and act as a consultant with the chief resident(s).  Fellows will be expected to make at least one clinical presentation per month during conference.  By the end of the fellowship year, the incumbent should have submitted at least two abstracts to scientific meetings, written two book chapters or reviews, and two journal-quality articles. 

Program Evaluation:

The Fellow will be expected to provide a written evaluation of the fellowship experience at the end of the third and ninth months. The evaluation process will continually review the educational experience of the residents and fellow and make changes as appropriate.

Program Eligibility:

 One fellow will be accepted annually.  The successful candidate will: 

  • Completed a neurosurgical residency program  
  • Submitted the completed application, two letters of reference, and a brief statement on personal goals. 

Please contact April Hayes for any questions. 

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