Published July 24, 2013
Five times over the past 21 years, Department of Neurosurgery residents have achieved among the 10 highest scores on the American Board of Neurological Surgery primary examination, according to the board.
The program was one of 14 cited for its consistently high scores, out of 101 programs offered nationally.
The top 14 also includes programs offered by the Mayo Clinic, Duke University, Stanford University and the University at California, San Francisco.
“Our excellent ranking is a testament to the exceptional quality of residents that participate in our program as well as the innovative research conducted by our faculty and the hard work of our entire team,” says Elad Levy, MD, professor and chair of neurosurgery.
The exam marks a milestone for residents in the seven-year, post-medical school neurosurgery training program.
While assessing residents’ knowledge of the basic sciences, critical care, clinical skills, neuroanatomy and other topics, many training programs also use it as a measure of their teaching skills.
UB’s neurosurgery residency is one of 60 offered by the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and endorsed by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
Approximately 780 UB residents and fellows train in hospitals throughout Western New York.