Neurosurgery PGY-1

Neurosurgery

Patient care:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Perform and document a comprehensive general and neurosurgical history and physical examination
  • Practice critical care skills as required for inpatient neurosurgery and neurocritical care.
  • Understand the indications for and interpret the meaning of presurgical laboratory studies and imaging
  • Develop patient care plans appropriate to a patient's presenting problems or postoperative course in consultation with the chief resident or attending surgeon
  • Establish and implement effective patient care plans
  • Counsel patients on the risks, goals, limits, and alternatives to simple neurosurgical procedures and more complex procedures under supervision of the chief resident or attending surgeon
  • Perform selected surgical procedures under direct supervision (e.g., ventriculostomies, lumbar puncture, shunt tap)
  • Assist in major surgical procedures and perform those portions of such procedures, under supervision, that are appropriate for his or her level of training
  • Work with health care professionals composing the neurosurgery team and other members of the health care team from other disciplines

Medical Knowledge:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Initiate a program of independent study in preparation for the ABNS primary examination
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology related to inpatient neurology, Orthopaedics, plastic surgery, trauma, neurocritical care or neurosurgery patients
  • Correctly interpret basic laboratory and radiological studies
  • Demonstrate a growing familiarity with classic and current aspects of the neurosurgical literature
  • Demonstrate a foundation for clinical neurocritical care or neurosurgery problem solving and decision making

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate an ongoing and improving ability to learn from errors
  • Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to common neurocritical care or neurosurgery problems
  • Identify areas of neurosurgical practice where current knowledge is inaccurate or inadequate, and participate in clinical studies to improve the general fund of knowledge in neurosurgery

Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Provide compassionate ward and outpatient care as determined by patients, families, colleagues, and auxiliary health professionals
  • Work effectively as a member of a health care team
  • Communicate effectively with other health care professionals on consulting services

Professionalism:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to patients' culture, age, gender, and disabilities
  • Demonstrate integrity and a commitment to patients that supercedes self interest
  • Begin to participate meaningfully in ongoing professional development by developing an interest and skills in research activities that will eventually lead to future submission of papers for peer review to journals and national meetings

System Based Practice:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Understand the university-based practice of neurocritical care and neurosurgery, including its interactions with other health care organizations and how these elements of health care affect the university practice
  • Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities
  • Practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation through evidence-based medical practice that does not compromise quality of care

Neuroradiology

Patient care:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Understand the indications for and interpret the meaning of presurgical and post surgical imaging
  • Develop patient imaging plans appropriate to a patient's presenting problems or postoperative course in consultation with the chief resident or attending radiologist
  • Counsel patients on the risks, goals, limits, and alternatives to simple imaging  procedures and more complex procedures under supervision of the chief resident or attending radiologist
  • Perform selected neuroimaging  procedures under direct supervision (e.g., myelography)
  • Assist in major neuroimaging procedures and perform those portions of such procedures, under supervision, that are appropriate for his or her level of training
  • Work with health care professionals composing the neuroradiology  team and other members of the health care team from other disciplines

Medical Knowledge:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Initiate a program of independent study in preparation for the ABNS primary examination
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge of anatomy related to neuroradiology
  • Correctly interpret basic and moderately complex neuroradiological studies
  • Demonstrate a growing familiarity with classic and current aspects of the neuroradiology literature
  • Demonstrate a foundation for clinical neuroradiology problem solving and decision making

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate an ongoing and improving ability to learn from errors
  • Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to common neuroradiology problems
  • Identify areas of neuroradiology  practice where current knowledge is inaccurate or inadequate, and participate in clinical studies to improve the general fund of knowledge in neuroradiology
  • Construct and implement educational goals for instruction in different elective fields (e.g., neurology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, radiosurgery, endovascular neurosurgery)

Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Provide compassionate ward and outpatient care as determined by patients, families, colleagues, and auxiliary health professionals
  • Work effectively as a member of a health care team
  • Communicate effectively with other health care professionals on consulting services

Professionalism:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to patients' culture, age, gender, and disabilities
  • Demonstrate integrity and a commitment to patients that supercedes self interest
  • Begin to participate meaningfully in ongoing professional development by developing an interest and skills in research activities that will eventually lead to future submission of papers for peer review to journals and national meetings

System Based Practice:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Understand the university-based practice of neuroradiology, including its interactions with other health care organizations and how these elements of health care affect the university practice
  • Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities
  • Practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation through evidence-based medical practice that does not compromise quality of care

Anesthesia


Patient care:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Perform and document a comprehensive history and physical examination for anesthesia
  • Practice critical care skills as required for inpatient anesthesia
  • Understand the indications for and interpret the meaning of presurgical laboratory studies and imaging
  • Develop patient care plans appropriate to a patient's presenting problems or postoperative course in consultation with the chief resident or attending anesthesiologist
  • Establish and implement effective patient care plans
  • Counsel patients on the risks, goals, limits, and alternatives to simple anesthesia and more complex anesthesia under supervision of the chief resident or attending anesthesiologist
  • Perform selected anesthesia procedures under direct supervision (e.g., intubation, arterial line placement, nasogastric tube placement, etc)
  • Participate in major surgical procedures as a member of the anesthesia team and perform those portions of such procedures, under supervision, that are appropriate for his or her level of training
  • Work with health care professionals composing the anesthesia team and other members of the health care team from other disciplines

Medical Knowledge:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Initiate a program of independent study in preparation for the ABNS primary examination
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology related to inpatient anesthesia care or anesthesia patients
  • Correctly interpret basic laboratory and radiological studies
  • Demonstrate a growing familiarity with classic and current aspects of the anesthesia literature
  • Demonstrate a foundation for clinical anesthesia problem solving and decision making

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate an ongoing and improving ability to learn from errors
  • Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to common anesthesia problems
  • Identify areas of anesthesia practice where current knowledge is inaccurate or inadequate, and participate in clinical studies to improve the general fund of knowledge in anesthesia
  • Construct and implement educational goals for instruction in different elective fields (e.g., neurology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, radiosurgery, endovascular neurosurgery)

Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Provide compassionate ward and outpatient care as determined by patients, families, colleagues, and auxiliary health professionals
  • Work effectively as a member of a health care team
  • Communicate effectively with other health care professionals on consulting services

Professionalism:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to patients' culture, age, gender, and disabilities
  • Demonstrate integrity and a commitment to patients that supercedes self interest
  • Begin to participate meaningfully in ongoing professional development by developing an interest and skills in research activities that will eventually lead to future submission of papers for peer review to journals and national meetings

System Based Practice:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Understand the university-based practice of anesthesia, including its interactions with other health care organizations and how these elements of health care affect the university practice
  • Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities
  • Practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation through evidence-based medical practice that does not compromise quality of care

NeuroCritical Care

Patient care:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Perform and document a comprehensive general and neurocritical care history and physical examination
  • Practice critical care skills as required for inpatient neurocritical care.
  • Understand the indications for and interpret the meaning of presurgical laboratory studies and imaging
  • Develop patient care plans appropriate to a patient's presenting problems or postoperative course in consultation with the chief resident or attending neurocritical care specialist
  • Establish and implement effective patient care plans
  • Counsel patients on the risks, goals, limits, and alternatives to simple neurocritical care procedures and more complex procedures under supervision of the chief resident or attending neurocritical care specialist
  • Perform selected neurocritical care procedures under direct supervision (e.g., ventriculostomies, intubation, lumbar puncture)
  • Work with health care professionals composing the neurocritical care team and other members of the health care team from other disciplines

Medical Knowledge:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Initiate a program of independent study in preparation for the ABNS primary examination
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology related to inpatient neurocritical care or neurocritical care patients
  • Correctly interpret basic laboratory and radiological studies
  • Demonstrate a growing familiarity with classic and current aspects of the neurocritical care literature
  • Demonstrate a foundation for clinical neurocritical care problem solving and decision making

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate an ongoing and improving ability to learn from errors
  • Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to common neurocritical care problems
  • Identify areas of neurocritical care practice where current knowledge is inaccurate or inadequate, and participate in clinical studies to improve the general fund of knowledge in neurocritical care
  • Construct and implement educational goals for instruction in different elective fields (e.g., neurology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, radiosurgery, endovascular neurosurgery)

Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Provide compassionate ward and outpatient care as determined by patients, families, colleagues, and auxiliary health professionals
  • Work effectively as a member of a health care team
  • Communicate effectively with other health care professionals on consulting services

Professionalism:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to patients' culture, age, gender, and disabilities
  • Demonstrate integrity and a commitment to patients that supercedes self interest
  • Begin to participate meaningfully in ongoing professional development by developing an interest and skills in research activities that will eventually lead to future submission of papers for peer review to journals and national meetings

System Based Practice:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Understand the university-based practice of neurocritical care, including its interactions with other health care organizations and how these elements of health care affect the university practice
  • Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities
  • Practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation through evidence-based medical practice that does not compromise quality of care

Orthopeadics

Patient care:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Perform and document a comprehensive general, and orthopedic history and physical examination
  • Practice critical care skills as required for inpatient Orthopaedics
  • Understand the indications for and interpret the meaning of presurgical laboratory studies and imaging
  • Develop patient care plans appropriate to a patient's presenting problems or postoperative course in consultation with the chief resident or attending orthopedic surgeon
  • Establish and implement effective patient care plans
  • Counsel patients on the risks, goals, limits, and alternatives to simple surgical and orthopedic procedures and more complex procedures under supervision of the chief resident or attending orthopedic surgeon
  • Perform selected orthopedic surgical procedures under direct supervision (e.g., casting, splinting, traction, etc)
  • Assist in major orthopedic surgical procedures and perform those portions of such procedures, under supervision, that are appropriate for his or her level of training
  • Work with health care professionals composing the orthopedic surgical team and other members of the health care team from other disciplines

Medical Knowledge:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Initiate a program of independent study in preparation for the ABNS primary examination
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology related to inpatient orthopedic surgery or orthopedic surgical patients
  • Correctly interpret basic laboratory and radiological studies
  • Demonstrate a growing familiarity with classic and current aspects of the orthopedic literature
  • Demonstrate a foundation for clinical orthopedic problem solving and decision making

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate an ongoing and improving ability to learn from errors
  • Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to common orthopedic problems
  • Identify areas of orthopedic practice where current knowledge is inaccurate or inadequate, and participate in clinical studies to improve the general fund of knowledge in Orthopaedics
  • Construct and implement educational goals for instruction in different elective fields (e.g., neurology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, radiosurgery, endovascular neurosurgery)

Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Provide compassionate ward and outpatient care as determined by patients, families, colleagues, and auxiliary health professionals
  • Work effectively as a member of a health care team
  • Communicate effectively with other health care professionals on consulting services

Professionalism:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to patients' culture, age, gender, and disabilities
  • Demonstrate integrity and a commitment to patients that supercedes self interest
  • Begin to participate meaningfully in ongoing professional development by developing an interest and skills in research activities that will eventually lead to future submission of papers for peer review to journals and national meetings

System Based Practice:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Understand the university-based practice of Orthopaedics, including its interactions with other health care organizations and how these elements of health care affect the university practice
  • Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities
  • Practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation through evidence-based medical practice that does not compromise quality of care

Plastic Surgery

Patient care:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Perform and document a comprehensive general and plastic surgical history and physical examination
  • Practice critical care skills as required for inpatient plastic surgery
  • Understand the indications for and interpret the meaning of presurgical laboratory studies and imaging
  • Develop patient care plans appropriate to a patient's presenting problems or postoperative course in consultation with the chief resident or attending surgeon
  • Establish and implement effective patient care plans
  • Counsel patients on the risks, goals, limits, and alternatives to simple plastic surgery procedures and more complex procedures under supervision of the chief resident or attending surgeon
  • Perform selected plastic surgery procedures under direct supervision (e.g., suturing, simple reconstruction, wound debridement and wound care)
  • Assist in major plastic surgery procedures and perform those portions of such procedures, under supervision, that are appropriate for his or her level of training
  • Work with health care professionals composing the plastic surgery team and other members of the health care team from other disciplines

Medical Knowledge:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Initiate a program of independent study in preparation for the ABNS primary examination
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology related to inpatient plastic surgery patients
  • Correctly interpret basic laboratory and radiological studies
  • Demonstrate a growing familiarity with classic and current aspects of the plastic surgery literature
  • Demonstrate a foundation for clinical plastic surgery problem solving and decision making

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate an ongoing and improving ability to learn from errors
  • Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to common plastic surgery problems
  • Identify areas of plastic surgery practice where current knowledge is inaccurate or inadequate, and participate in clinical studies to improve the general fund of knowledge in plastic surgery
  • Construct and implement educational goals for instruction in different elective fields (e.g., neurology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, radiosurgery, endovascular neurosurgery)

Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Provide compassionate ward and outpatient care as determined by patients, families, colleagues, and auxiliary health professionals
  • Work effectively as a member of a health care team
  • Communicate effectively with other health care professionals on consulting services

Professionalism:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to patients' culture, age, gender, and disabilities
  • Demonstrate integrity and a commitment to patients that supercedes self interest
  • Begin to participate meaningfully in ongoing professional development by developing an interest and skills in research activities that will eventually lead to future submission of papers for peer review to journals and national meetings

System Based Practice:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Understand the university-based practice of plastic surgery, including its interactions with other health care organizations and how these elements of health care affect the university practice
  • Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities
  • Practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation through evidence-based medical practice that does not compromise quality of care

Trauma

Patient care:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Perform and document a comprehensive general, and trauma surgical history and physical examination
  • Practice critical care skills as required for inpatient trauma surgery service and neurocritical care.
  • Understand the indications for and interpret the meaning of presurgical laboratory studies and imaging
  • Develop patient care plans appropriate to a patient's presenting problems or postoperative course in consultation with the chief resident or attending surgeon
  • Establish and implement effective patient care plans
  • Counsel patients on the risks, goals, limits, and alternatives to simple surgical and neurosurgical procedures and more complex procedures under supervision of the chief resident or attending surgeon
  • Perform selected trauma surgery procedures under direct supervision (e.g., ventriculostomies, intubation, tracheostomy, etc)
  • Assist in major trauma surgery procedures and perform those portions of such procedures, under supervision, that are appropriate for his or her level of training
  • Work with health care professionals composing the trauma surgery team and other members of the health care team from other disciplines

Medical Knowledge:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Initiate a program of independent study in preparation for the ABNS primary examination
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology related to inpatient trauma surgery patients
  • Correctly interpret basic laboratory and radiological studies
  • Demonstrate a growing familiarity with classic and current aspects of the trauma surgery literature
  • Demonstrate a foundation for clinical trauma surgery care or trauma surgery problem solving and decision making

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate an ongoing and improving ability to learn from errors
  • Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to common trauma surgery problems
  • Identify areas of trauma surgery practice where current knowledge is inaccurate or inadequate, and participate in clinical studies to improve the general fund of knowledge in trauma surgery
  • Construct and implement educational goals for instruction in different elective fields (e.g., neurology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, radiosurgery, endovascular neurosurgery)

Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Provide compassionate ward and outpatient care as determined by patients, families, colleagues, and auxiliary health professionals
  • Work effectively as a member of a health care team
  • Communicate effectively with other health care professionals on consulting services

Professionalism:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to patients' culture, age, gender, and disabilities
  • Demonstrate integrity and a commitment to patients that supercedes self interest
  • Begin to participate meaningfully in ongoing professional development by developing an interest and skills in research activities that will eventually lead to future submission of papers for peer review to journals and national meetings

System Based Practice:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Understand the university-based practice of trauma surgery, including its interactions with other health care organizations and how these elements of health care affect the university practice
  • Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities
  • Practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation through evidence-based medical practice that does not compromise quality of care

Neurology

Patient care:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Perform and document a comprehensive general and neurologic history and physical examination
  • Practice critical care skills as required for inpatient neurology
  • Understand the indications for and interpret the meaning of neurology laboratory studies and imaging
  • Develop patient care plans appropriate to a patient's presenting problems or hospital course in consultation with the chief resident or attending neurologist
  • Establish and implement effective patient care plans
  • Counsel patients on the risks, goals, limits, and alternatives to simple neurology treatment plans and more complex neurology treatment plans under supervision of the chief resident or attending neurologist
  • Perform selected neurology procedures under direct supervision (e.g., lumbar puncture, neurophysiological monitoring)
  • Work with health care professionals composing the neurology team and other members of the health care team from other disciplines

Medical Knowledge:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Initiate a program of independent study in preparation for the ABNS primary examination
  • Demonstrate a solid foundation of knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pharmacology related to inpatient neurology or neurology patients
  • Correctly interpret basic laboratory and radiological studies
  • Demonstrate a growing familiarity with classic and current aspects of the neurology literature
  • Demonstrate a foundation for clinical neurology problem solving and decision making

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate an ongoing and improving ability to learn from errors
  • Locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to common neurology problems
  • Identify areas of neurology practice where current knowledge is inaccurate or inadequate, and participate in clinical studies to improve the general fund of knowledge in neurology
  • Construct and implement educational goals for instruction in different elective fields (e.g., neurology, neuropathology, neuroradiology, radiosurgery, endovascular neurosurgery)

Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Provide compassionate ward and outpatient care as determined by patients, families, colleagues, and auxiliary health professionals
  • Work effectively as a member of a health care team
  • Communicate effectively with other health care professionals on consulting services

Professionalism:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to patients' culture, age, gender, and disabilities
  • Demonstrate integrity and a commitment to patients that supercedes self interest
  • Begin to participate meaningfully in ongoing professional development by developing an interest and skills in research activities that will eventually lead to future submission of papers for peer review to journals and national meetings

System Based Practice:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Understand the university-based practice of neurology, including its interactions with other health care organizations and how these elements of health care affect the university practice
  • Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities
  • Practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation through evidence-based medical practice that does not compromise quality of care