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Electives - Neurosurgery
ACE - A. I. in Neurosurgery
Elective Number: (Oasis E50a) 1801
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Ashok Asthagiri
Coordinator: Karen Saulle, 982-3244, 3rd Floor Outpatient Clinic, Room 3518
Duration: Maximum 4 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks
Available: All rotations
Report to: Chief Resident(s)
Time to Report: 5:45 am
Typical Day: 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
Place to Report: 6th floor Hospital East, Dayroom 6806
Attendance: A student may not take time off during an ACE.
Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 2 - 4
Course Description: An elective is offered on Neurosurgery for two - four students at a time for any period up to one month. Each student is assigned to the prime care of several patients and assumes major responsibility for their care. In addition to participation in daily clinical rounds, the student assists in the operating room and in the outpatient clinic. Informal teaching sessions focusing on the most common neurosurgical diseases are conducted three times a week. At the end of this rotation, the student will be able to discuss clinical presentation, radiological findings, surgical indications and basic surgical approaches to the most common neurosurgical diseases such as degenerative brain and pituitary tumors, intracranial aneurysms, carotid stenosis, spinal disease and hydrocephalus. There is night call once a week, weekend call and weekend rounds.
General Skills Topics:
Intracranial Disease Topics
Spinal Disease Topics
Peripheral Nerve Disease Topics
Other Common Neurosurgical Problems
Visiting students must submit a letter of recommendation from their Department of Neurosurgery and a CV with their application (apply through VSAS).