Division of Neurosurgery   
Phone: 217-545-8000
FAX: 217-545-0253 
Email: neurosurgery@siumed.edu 
Make an Appointment
Residency banner image

ACGME Core Competencies

Patient Care

SIU Neurosurgery Residents are expected to gather data; order diagnostic tests; interpret data; make decisions, perform procedures; manage patient therapies; and to work with others to provide the patient-focused care. 

Medical Knowledge

SIU Neurosurgery Residents are expected to develop a fund of knowledge and to make use of knowledge to solve medical problems. 

 

Practice Based Learning and Improvement

SIU Neurosurgery Residents are expected to analyze practice performance and carry out needed improvements; locate and apply scientific evidence to the care of patients; critically appraise the scientific literature; use the computer to support learning and patient care; and facilitate the learning of other health care professionals.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

SIU Neurosurgery Residents are expected to develop a therapeutic relationship with patients and their families; use verbal and non-verbal skills to communicate effectively with patients and their families; and work effectively as a team member or leaded.

Professionalism

SIU Neurosurgery Residents are expected to demonstrate integrity and honesty; accept responsibility; act in the best interest of the patient; and demonstrate sensitivity to patients’ ethnicity, age and disabilities.

Systems-Based Practice

SIU Neurosurgery Residents are expected to demonstrate awareness of interdependencies in the health care system that affect quality of care; provide cost-effective care; advocate for quality patient care; and work with hospital management and interdisciplinary teams to improve patient care.