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Department of Neurosurgery Elective Catalog Neurosurgery Elective

Neurosurgery Elective

Preceptor: Daniel Orringer, MD
Course Code: 06-01
Coordinator: Alexandra Tapia,
Telephone: 212-263-6414

Prerequisites: 2-week rotation: none. 4-week rotation: Medicine & Surgery Clerkships


There is an elective available in neurosurgery for fourth year medical students. Experience will be obtained in inpatient management. The experience will be divided among the Tisch Adult Service, Bellevue Adult Service, and Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Objectives of the Elective

This elective will familiarize students with neurosurgical care and procedures. Students will learn how to fine tune neurological exams, interpret skull and cervical x-ray pictures and CT and MRI images. Students will also let us review them (and them us) for residency.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective

  1. Students will work up new cases.
  2. Students will discuss cases with residents and attendings.
  3. Students will scrub in O.R.
  4. Students will attend conferences.
  5. Students will prepare brief presentations for conferences.

Didactic Program

8:00am – 9:00am every Wednesday – Tumor Board Neuro Oncology
7:00am – 8:00am every Wednesday – Cerebrovascular Conference
7:00am – 8:00am every Friday – Spine Conference / Every First Friday of the month Skull Base Conference Instead of Spine Conference
9:30am – 11:00am every Friday – Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
12:00pm – 1:00pm every Friday – Pediatric Neurosurgery

Method of Evaluation

Evaluation is based on attendance, interest, presentations and quantity of work-ups.

Scheduling Information

Months offered: All year
Report to: Kimmel Pavilion, 16th floor
Students per period: 2-Tisch, 1-Bellevue, 1-VA
Duration: Two or Four weeks

For this elective, visiting student applications will be processed through AAMC’s Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) program. The VSLO Application Service (also known as VSAS) enables students to browse and apply for this elective.