PGY6 Curriculum

PGY-VI: NS-5 Senior Resident at SUMC and LPCH

During this year the resident is expected to become proficient in the outpatient and inpatient diagnosis and management of neurosurgical diseases, including those in the subspecialty areas of vascular, tumor, spine/peripheral nerve, pediatric, functional and general neurosurgery. The resident should demonstrate proficiency in supervision of junior residents, interns and medical students and in communication with patients, families, colleagues, and staff. The resident should learn to balance the analytical and scientific aspects of medicine and surgery with humanitarian concern. The resident is expected to develop microsurgical operative skills, including those for aneurysms, vascular malformations, epilepsy, microvascular decompression, brain tumors, transsphenoidal procedures, spinal tumors, spinal dysraphism, carotid endarterectomy, sympathectomy, functional neurosurgery, craniofacial reconstruction, craniosynostosis repair, and complex spine surgery. The resident should continue to improve a fund of basic and clinical neuroscience knowledge and take Part I of the Neurosurgical Board Exam for credit if it has not already been passed for credit at the 50th percentile.

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