Candidate and Medical Student Fee: $65
Director(s): Michael Edward Ivan, MD
Assistant Director(s): Edjah Kweku-Ebura Nduom, MD
Faculty: Owoicho Adogwa, MD; Nitin Agarwal, MD; Manish K. Aghi, MD, PhD, FAANS; Sepideh Amin-Hanjani, MD, FAANS; Nicholas M. Barbaro, MD, FAANS; Joel Beckett, MD; Shakeel A. Chowdhry, MD, FAANS; David Lee Dornbos III, MD; Seunggu Jude Han, MD; Pamela Stuart Jones, MD, MPH; Benjamin C. Kennedy, MD; Kimberly Price Kicielinski, MD; Ricardo Jorge Komotar, MD, FAANS; Debraj Mukherjee, MD; Nelson M. Oyesiku, MD, PhD, FAANS; Jonathan Pace, MD; Khoi Duc Than, MD; Stacey C. Wolfe, MD, FAANS; Isaac Yang, MD, FAANS
The objective of this course is to assist anyone interested in applying to a neurosurgical residency program and is focused on helping medical students understand the essentials in the application process. Specific attributes that program directors, residents and faculty associate with a successful neurosurgery resident will be discussed. Topics discussed will include research as a medical student, taking time off, foreign applicants, women applicants, neurosurgery mentorship and shadowing. A panel of recent successful neurosurgery residents will discuss their “dos & don’ts” for sub-internships and interviews. All resources available by the Young Neurosurgeons Committee (YNC) and AANS for assisting medical students will be reviewed. Participants are encouraged to bring their CVs. This program will conclude by providing a mentoring forum in small group sessions to provide individual critiques and advice for the aspiring neurosurgery resident.