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Neurological Surgery (M40)  (Dept. Info)Medicine  (Policies)YR2023

M40 NeurSurg 910Neurosurgery Advanced Clinical Rotation (ACR)140.0 Units
Description:The goal of our four-week Advanced Clinical Rotation is to provide an overview of neurological surgery for medical students planning to apply for neurosurgery residency in the next year. The ACR takes place on the campus of Washington University School of Medicine, and at nationally ranked Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Enrolled students must first complete the neurosurgery elective and will choose one of our neurosurgical services to spend four weeks on for the ACR:
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Spinal neurosurgery
  • Functional/vascular neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical oncology/skull-base surgery
The team on each service consists of multiple faculty who are pioneers in their field, one chief resident, one senior-level resident, and one junior-level resident.

Education and experience
During the ACR, the medical student will:
  • Participate in patient work-ups, pre-, intra- and postoperative care, and diagnostic procedures
  • Scrub in cases with senior level and chief residents and assist with neurosurgical procedures and observe the more critical portions of these procedures
  • Learn how to perform basic neurosurgical procedures such as lumbar punctures, ICP monitor placement, and ventricular drain placement
  • Spend at least one day in an outpatient neurosurgery office setting
  • Take overnight call
  • Spend a week on the pediatric service at St. Louis Children's Hospital
They are also encouraged to participate in Grand Rounds, Neurosurgery Resident Curriculum conference, and Journal Club with the neurosurgery residents.

Student time distribution: Inpatient 80%; Outpatient 20%; Conferences/Lectures 10%; Subspecialty Care 100%
Patients seen weekly: 125
On-call/weekend responsibility: Rotating on-call / weekend responsibilities (Q4-Q5 call, 4 days off per 4-week rotation)

Instruction Type:Internship/Practicum Grade Options:P Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
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Desc:Location: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital
Elective contact: Kayla Zoschg, zoschgk@wustl.edu
Rotation length: 4 weeks only
Enrollment limit per block: 4
Prerequisite: M40 810 Neurosurgery


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Q=ME Q (Medical School)

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