Neurological Surgery

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M40/805  Neurosurgery

Valid start weeks for 4-week blocks are: Weeks 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, and 41.

The goal is to provide an overview of neurological surgery. The fourth year medical student will participate in patient work-ups, pre, intra- and postoperative care, and diagnostic procedures. Students will also scrub in cases with senior level and chief residents assisting with neurosurgical procedures and observing the more critical portions of these procedures. It is expected that they will learn how to perform basic neurosurgical procedures such as lumbar punctures, ICP monitor placement, and ventricular drain placement. Fourth year medical students are encouraged to participate in Grand Rounds, Neurosurgery Resident Curriculum conference, and Journal Club with the neurosurgery residents. At least one day/week is spent in an outpatient neurosurgery office setting. A week spent on the pediatric service at St. Louis Children’s Hospital is also strongly encouraged as a component of this fourth year elective.

Schedule of Elective Intervals
Weeks 1-4: June 20, 2016 -July 17, 2016
5-8: July 18, 2016 – August 14, 2016
9-12: August 15, 2016 – September 11, 2016
13-16: September 12, 2016 – October 9, 2016
17-20: October 10, 2016 – November 6, 2016
21-24: November 7, 2016 – December 4, 2016
25-28: December 5, 2016 – January 15, 2017
29-32: January 16, 2017 – February 12, 2017
33-36: February 13, 2017 – March 12, 2017
37-40: March 13, 2017 – April 9, 2017
41-44: April 10, 2017 – May 7, 2017

Student Time Distribution
Inpatient 80%; Outpatient 20%, Conferences/Lectures 10%; Subspecialty Care 100%

Major Teaching Responsibility
N/A

Patients Seen/Weekly
125

On Call / Weekend Responsibility
None