Neurosurgery PGY-3

Neuroradiology

Patient care:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Understand the indications for and interpret the meaning of advanced 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 advanced neuroimaging  procedures under direct supervision (e.g., cerebral angiography, FMRI, advanced post-processing procedures)
  • 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 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 and complex 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

Neuropathology


Patient care:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Understand the indications for and interpret the meaning of routine and advanced neuropathological techniques
  • Develop patient neuropathological plans appropriate to a patient's presenting problems in consultation with the attending neuropathologist
  • Assist in processing tissue and reading neuropathology specimens and making neuropathological diagnoses, under supervision, that are appropriate for his or her level of training
  • Work with health care professionals composing the neuropathology  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 neuropathology
  • Correctly interpret basic and complex neuropathological studies
  • Demonstrate a growing familiarity with classic and current aspects of the neuropathology literature
  • Demonstrate a foundation for clinical neuropathology 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 and complex neuropathology problems
  • Identify areas of neuropathology  practice where current knowledge is inaccurate or inadequate, and participate in clinical studies to improve the general fund of knowledge in neuropathology
  • 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 neuropathology, 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
     

Neuro-Endovascular


Patient care:

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Understand the indications for and interpret the meaning of advanced presurgical and post surgical imaging
  • Develop patient imaging and neuro-endovascular plans appropriate to a patient's presenting problems or postoperative course in consultation with the attending neuro-endovascular specialist
  • 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 neuro-endovascular specialist
  • Perform selected advanced neuro-endovascular procedures under direct supervision (e.g., cerebral angiography, FMRI, advanced post-processing procedures)
  • Assist and (as appropriate) take a leading role in the performance of neuro-endovascular procedures under supervision, that are appropriate for his or her level of training
  • Work with health care professionals composing the neuro-endovascular  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 neuro-endovascular neurosurgery
  • Correctly interpret basic and complex neuro-endovascular studies
  • Demonstrate a growing familiarity with classic and current aspects of the neuro-endovascular literature
  • Demonstrate a foundation for clinical neuro-endovascular 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 and complex neuro-endovascular problems
  • Identify areas of neuro-endovascular  practice where current knowledge is inaccurate or inadequate, and participate in clinical studies to improve the general fund of knowledge in neuro-endovascular neurosurgery
  • 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 neuro-endovascular 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