NSR 801 Neurosurgical Specialties, 4 credits

This course is devised for students interested in learning more about the central and peripheral nervous system including the conservative and surgical management of various neurological conditions.  The goal of this rotation is to introduce medical students to Neurological Surgery providing experience in both hospital and clinic based arenas The students will have the opportunity to observe neurological procedures at various hospitals treating different types of neurosurgical patients as well as participating in various clinics.  A broad overview of Neurological Surgery will be provided and students will be exposed to many subspecialties of Neurosurgery including pediatrics, brain tumors, functional neurosurgery, spine surgery, endoscopic brain surgery, and vascular neurosurgery.  The clerkship is 4 weeks in length.   The learner will be taught basic skills in neurological examinations as well as imaging interpretation.  This knowledge will be applied to evaluation of neurological patients.  Indications of neurological surgical intervention and basic understanding of neurological procedures as well as the pre- and post- operative management of patients will be taught.   Direct patient contact is through participation in hospital rounds, clinical practice, office practice and participation in seminars.  At the onset of the course, each student is provided with the neurosurgical medical student curriculum as well as a schedule for their rotation. The students are expected to attend the neurosurgical grand rounds conferences and any resident lectures.

Prerequisite: MS3 or MS4

Blocks: 1-4, Modules: A-K

Number of students: 4 total (including NSR 800 registration)

Course Director: Jeffrey Mullin, MD, MBA

Course Coordinator: Laci White