PGY - 4, 5
During this two-year period, the resident receives the research training critical to success in pursuing a career in academic Neurosurgery. These years allow trainees an opportunity to pursue research interests in an intensive, mentored environment. As a prelude to this training (during years R1 - R3), the resident will have met regularly with the Department Head to systematically explore neuroscience research opportunities from multiple disciplines. One of the objective of this planning process is to identify a world-class laboratory that will provide the ideal training opportunity for each individual resident.
- Properly interpret all lab and neuroimaging studies.
- Counsel patients appropriately for obtaining informed consent for complex neurosurgical procedures.
- Learn operative skills needed to perform advanced neurosurgical procedures.
- Begin to guide all aspects of patient management with faculty supervision.
- Provide exemplary patient care as a leader of a neurosurgery team, with delegation of appropriate tasks to more junior residents.
- Pass ABNS written examination for credit at above the 70th percentile by the PGY 5 year.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology related to peri-operative neurosurgical patients.
- Demonstrate complex, efficient and appropriate neurosurgical problem solving and decision making.
- Demonstrate professional behavior at all times including appearance, promptness, and interactions with patients, family, staff, and healthcare providers.
- Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to patients' culture, age, gender, and disabilities.
- Demonstrate integrity and a commitment to patients that supercedes self interest.
Communication & Interpersonal skills:
- Provide compassionate patient care as determined by patients, families, colleagues, and ancillary members of the health care team.
- Work effectively as a leader of a health care team.
- Meet expectations on all 360 evaluations.
- Understand the practice of neurosurgery in a quaternary care hospital, including interactions with other health care organizations and how these elements of health care affect the university practice.
- Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with healthcare system complexities.
- Practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation through evidence-based medical practice that does not compromise quality of care.
- Maintain a learning portfolio.
- Demonstrate advanced information technology skills to access available patient-care and educational resources.
- Demonstrate an ongoing ability to learn from errors.
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of neurosurgical literature and apply this to clinical decision-making and patient management.
- Fully integrate into a basic research laboratory and publish these results.