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neurosurgery

department of neurosurgery

Residency Program - Clinical Rotations

 

Residents on the Temple Neurosurgery service are expected to progress through the various clinical rotations specified below. These rotations allow the resident to develop the skills and knowledge base required for the well-trained neurosurgeon.

 

Residents work primarily at Temple University Hospital, but at times will rotate to other hospitals. Temple residents also spend 6 months during their PGY-4/NS-3 year at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL for training in Pediatric Neurosurgery.

 

Rotations
PGY-1/NS-0

General Surgery

3 months of General Surgery

One month each of Trauma Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and Orthopaedic Spine.

6 months
ICU/Critical Care (SICU) 3 months

Neurology

One month of Neuro-Ophthalmology at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Resident also takes neurosurgery "buddy call".

3 months

PGY-2/NS-1
Temple University Hospital (TUH) Neurosurgery Service 12 months

PGY-3/NS-2
TUH Neurosurgery Service (junior resident) 12 months

PGY-4/NS-3
Pediatric Neurosurgery at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

6 months

Elective (neuroradiology, interventional neuroradiology, and/or Gamma Knife radiosurgery) 3 months
Research 3 months

PGY-5/NS-4
Research year 12 months

PGY-6/NS-5
TUHS Neurosurgery service (senior resident/assistant chief) 12 months

PGY-7/NS-6
Chief Resident, TUHS Neurosurgery service 12 months