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NSUR 304A. Neurosurgery Clerkship (SUMC)

Open to Visitors

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An advanced clerkship designed to actively engage the student in the diagnosis, operative treatment, and post-operative care of patients suffering from a wide variety of neurosurgical problems including tumors of the brain and spine, cerebrovascular abnormalities, infection, trauma, and congenital abnormalities of the central and peripheral nervous system. Subintern students assume a high level of responsibility, essentially functioning at the level of a first-year resident (intern), managing complex, acutely ill patients, scrubbing in on cases in the operating room, and functioning as an accountable team member. Among the responsibilities are: (1) primary work-ups of new patients; (2) writing orders, managing patients in conjunction with a resident or attending, and conducting appropriate intern-level procedures; (3) taking night call; (4) writing notes and dictating summaries as assigned by the supervising resident(s). Please note: Visiting students must obtain approval from the Department prior to applying for this clerkship. Email requests to Shanna Selsor at along with your CV, cover letter, at least 1 letter of recommendation.

MED 208 or INDE 206.

Periods Available
1-5 & 12, full-time for four weeks. 5 students per period.

Reporting Instructions:
Where: Meet neurosurgery residents at D2 Pacs Conference Room at 6:00 am.

Units 6       Drop Code T       Call Code 2 (voluntary call for emergency cases at night)

Gerald Grant, M.D.

Other Faculty
S. Chang, A. Desai, R. Dodd, J. Fernandez-Miranda, J. Ghajar, G. Grant, C. Halpern, O. Harris, M. Hayden-Gephart, J. Henderson, D. Hong, G. Li, M. Lee, K. Mahaney, J. Park, J. Ratliff, L. Shuer, H. Singh, S. Skirboll, G. Steinberg, S. Tharin and A. Veeravagu.

Shanna Selsor (650-725-0701),


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