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department of Neurosurgery

Residency Program - Conferences


The Temple Neurosurgery program has a very active teaching program that incorporates conferences, bedside teaching and surgical instruction. The residents are given a great deal of responsibility in a progressive and appropriate manner. The following is a partial list of the weekly conferences:






7:30 am to 8:00 am - Resident Seminar

8:00 am to 8:30 am - Morbidity & Mortality Conference





8:00 am to 9:00 am - Neurology-Neurosurgery Grand Rounds

9:00 am to 10:00 am - Neurology, Neurosurgery and Neuroradiology Conference

10:00 am to 11:00 am - Board Review/Neuropathology

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Sponsored Lunch Conference

Journal Club:


Usually a dinner event held 1 to 2 times a month, two residents present each a minimum of two topics determined by the Chief resident, which are then discussed at length among both the residents, fellows and attendings.


In addition, numerous scientific talks and symposia are held at Temple and at other institutions in Philadelphia. These include the annual Temple Spine Symposium, the Pan Philadelphia Neurosurgery Conference and the twice a year Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society Conference. Residents also often present original research at the annual meetings of both the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). Temple residents are encouraged to take advantage of this abundance of intellectual opportunity.