Neurosurgery Blog Launches Neurosurgery Match Series
As impactful as the COVID-19 pandemic has been, the effect on neurosurgical practice has been similarly profound — from shifting outpatient care towards a more remote, telehealth presence to restricting non-urgent surgical case volume. Perhaps the most significant, potentially long-lasting effect of the pandemic on the neurosurgical profession has been with the transition from medical student to resident physician.
To examine the topic, Neurosurgery Blog launched a series highlighting challenges in the application process experienced by neurosurgical programs, medical students and others in organized neurosurgery due to COVID-19 and relates the innovative responses during this critical time. To date, the following blogs have been published:
- Virtual Sub-internships and Remote Interviews: A Sudden Paradigm Shift in the Neurosurgical Residency Application Process Due to COVID-19
- Connecting with the Neurosurgery Community in the COVID-19 Era: Lessons Learned at the University of Miami
- Neurosurgery Rotation and Application Changes Due to COVID-19: A Medical Student Perspective (Part I)
In addition to the neurosurgery match series, Neurosurgery Blog continues to publish items of importance to the neurosurgical community. The blog recently highlighted the COVID-19 public service announcement released by the Congressional Doctors Caucus in a guest blog post by Sen. Roger Marshall, MD, (R-Kan.) titled “Congressional Docs Urge Americans to Take Action and Get the COVID-19 Vaccine.”