SU509M.5a

Neurosurgery

Director(s): Katharyn Atkins, Martina Stippler
Offered: Full time every month
Location: BIDMC - BI-Deaconess Medical Center (5)
Open to Exclerks: Yes (may be restricted for international students)
Description: The goal of this course is to immerse the student in the world of neurosurgery. This course will provide exposure to neurosurgical conditions of the brain and spine, and teach about their diagnostic work-up, treatment, and prognosis. The students will spend time in the operating room and endovascular suite. As clinical decision-making is equally important as the surgical procedure, time also will be spent in the emergency room working up neurotrauma and spine trauma patients and in the outpatient setting in various specialty clinics that are tailored to the student's interest. Students will participate in clinical care conferences such as trauma, spine, neuro-oncology, neurovascular care, and neuropathology. During this course the students will be assigned mentors based on their subspecialty interests and will be asked to perform a literature review in a clinical topic related to a case the student observed during rotation. The results will be presented to the faculty in written or oral form.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Together with his or her mentor, each student will be asked to perform a literature review of current standards of care based on a case the student observed during this course. EMB and basic science also are part of the didactic and clinical conferences the students will attend during this course.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction:
A honors with distinction performance will reflect an outstanding evaluation in all 5 domains (patient care, procedural skills, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism).

Honors:
An honors performance will reflect an outstanding evaluation in 4 out of 5 domains (patient care, procedural skills, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism).

Satisfactory:
A satisfactory performance will reflect an outstanding evaluation in 3 out of 5 domains (patient care, procedural skills, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism).

Unsatisfactory:
An unsatisfactory performance will reflect an outstanding evaluation in less than 3 out of 5 domains (patient care, procedural skills, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism).