The Neurosurgery Specialty Clerkship enables students to become familiar with the activities/responsibilities of a neurosurgeon. The students will be exposed to various neurologic diseases and disorders of the nervous system and neurosurgical subspecialties including cerebrovascular, complex intracranial, spinal, neuro-oncology, neurotrauma, pediatric and functional neurosurgery.
Each student will spend time with members of the neurosurgery team carrying out day-to-day activities on the clinical wards and in the ambulatory care clinics; a grade (50 percent) will be assigned for the student’s performance on the clinical service. Students are required to attend at least one Chairman’s Clinic while on the Neurosurgery Service.
The student(s) will also attend the Residents Clinic each Wednesday (1-5). In addition, the students should observe (as available) operative procedures in each of the subspecialty areas of neurosurgery identified above. The student will be required to perform a neurological examination (clinical skills exam) on a patient; the student will receive a grade (25 percent) for his/her performance.
Finally, each student will present a 10-minute discussion on a preassigned topic/journal articles to members of the faculty/resident team at the end of the second week. Again the student will receive a grade (25 percent) for this activity.
Note: The Year III Neurosurgery Specialty Clerkship does not count toward the Year IV Clinical Neuroscience Selective requirement.
Maximum enrollment per two-week block: 2
Report First Day
4108 UC Health University Hospital (Neurosurgery Residents Office), 6 a.m.
We encourage fourth-year medical students to visit the UC Department of Neurosurgery for a four-week rotation. This enables students to meet and work with neurosurgery residents and faculty on a daily basis. They will see first-hand what our program has to offer.
The Department of Neurosurgery accepts applications in accordance with the guidelines established by the UC College of Medicine.