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Neurosurgery residency at University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics is a 7 year program. We accept two residents per year. The PG–1 year consists of acquiring fundamental clinical skills in Neurosurgery, Critical Care, Neurology and General Surgery. This is followed by a combination of Clinical Neurosurgery (4.25 years), Neuropathology/Radiology/Elective (.75 year) and Research (1 year).

For tabular details of our rotations in 2017-18 see Table 1. For a summary of time spent in each rotation see Table 2 . For a written description of each rotation see the paragraphs after Table 3 .

 

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Conferences include the Distinguished Lecturer Series, where world–renowned educators, such as Peter Rasmussen, M.D. (middle), meet and exchange ideas with residents.
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Table1: Overview of Neurosurgical Training Years PGY-1 through PGY-7

 

 


Table 2.  Rotations

PG Year Rotation Site Months Cumulative Year
1 Fundamental Clinical Skills UW 12 1
2 Junior Resident UW 9 2
Neuroradiology UW 3
3 Junior Resident Meriter 6 3
Neuropathology UW 3
Junior Resident UW 3
4 Junior Resident UW 6 4
Research UW 6
5 Senior Resdient UW 6 5
Research UW 6
6 VA VA 6 6
Senior Resident UW 3
Elective UW 3
7 Chief Resident UW 12 7

Table 3.  Approximate Call Schedule

Rotation Night / Weekend Call Schedule
PGY-1 at UW Four weeks of night float while on "general surgery night emergancy trauma" (see NIGHT* in table 1) and some night float while on TLC (adult surgical ICU, see TLC** in Table 1) and PICU. Standard PGY-1 80 hour work week.
PGY-2 Junior Resident
UW Neurosurgery
In house UW primary call every 4 - 5 days
PGY-3 - Meriter Hospital
(6 months)
No in house call. Primary call from home weekday nights and every other weekend.
PGY-3 - Junior Resident
UW Neurosurgery
(3 months)
In House UW Primary Call every 4-5 days
PGY-3 - Neuropathology at UW (3 months) In house UW primary call every 4-5 days
PGY-4 In house UW primary call every 4-5 days
PGY-5 No primary call. Senior resident back up call from home q 4-5 days
PGY-6 No primary call. Senior resident back up call from home q 4-5 days
PGY-7 No primary call. Senior resident back up call from home q 4-5 days

 



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