Neurological Surgery Acting Internship
Opportunities for a four-week Neurological Surgery Acting Internship are available for fourth-year medical students interested in a visiting rotation. Nicholas Bambakidis, MD, is the Director of the Acting Intern Program.
In-depth Experience in Neurosurgery
Students in the Neurological Surgery Acting Internship Program participate actively as members of the neurosurgical team and come away from the rotation with in-depth experience in neurosurgery. Students observe cases in the operating room and are responsible for the postoperative care of patients under the supervision of the attending neurosurgeon and chief resident as well as attending clinics with faculty members each week. Students are also given the opportunity to make a brief presentation at one of the weekly neurosurgery conferences.
- NEUS 4000A: Neurosurgery Acting Internship (University Hospitals)
DESCRIPTION: The student is encouraged to become an active and integral member of the patient care team. "Hands-on" management of critically ill patients is obtained in both the neurosurgical intensive care unit and in neurosurgical emergency room consultation. The attending staff review individual patients and suggest selected reading to enhance the students' understanding of patient management in neurosurgery. Formal teaching conferences including review of pertinent neuroradiological evaluations are held twice each week. Extensive exposure to both adult and pediatric patients with neurological disorders permits close correlation between clinical, psychosocial, surgical, and pathological manifestations of disease. OBJECTIVE: This course is designed to provide exposure to a broad spectrum of adult and pediatric disorders involving neurosurgical care. The student is involved in the preoperative evaluation, operative procedure, and postoperative care of neurosurgical patients. DUTIES: Resident and attending rounds 6 days per week. Night call schedule is optional. PREREQUISITE: Junior or Senior status in medical school. Applicants from other schools are welcome.
For More Information about the Neurological Surgery Acting Internship
Once you have submitted your completed application through VSLO or the CWRU Registrar's office, please notify one of our education coordinators of the dates you have requested for your acting internship so they can follow up on the status of your application.
We ask that non-CWRU visiting students DO NOT contact departments directly. If you have any questions, please email the visiting student coordinator, Erin Zawolowycz, at Erin.Zawolowycz@uhhospitals.org.