Training By Year
The senior resident gains increasing responsibility for operative procedures and access to a more complex case-mix including complex spine and cranial surgery. The resident also takes on an active teaching role both in and out of the OR for the more junior residents. The PGY4 resident will rotate for an additional 3 months at one of our affiliated medical centers to gain more exposure to spine and cranial trauma. In addition, the ABNS primary examination is taken for credit this year. The resident functions in an increasingly independent manner, serving as a prelude to the official Chief Resident year.
As a PGY7 resident, the trainee functions as the chief of the service. He/she obtain a full range of experience in cerebrovascular surgery, microsurgery through complex cranial cases, and additional experience in complex spine surgery.The Chief Resident performs a large and varied number of cases while assuming a prominent teaching role for the residents and medical students on service.