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NSUR 304A. Neurosurgery Clerkship (SUMC)     Open to Visitors
Acquaints students with 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. Students work closely with the neurosurgical faculty and resident team at SUH and LPCH, evaluating patients in the out-patient clinic and in the hospital. The students observe diagnostic and operative procedures and participate in post-operative care. There are daily teaching rounds, weekly tutorial sessions, and weekly conferences in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuropathology and Neuroradiology. This clerkship is open both to those pursuing a career in neurosurgery and to others interested in the neurological sciences. Please note: Visiting students must obtain approval from the Department prior to applying for this clerkship. Please email requests to Lewis Naya at lnaya@stanford.edu along with your CV and a cover letter.
Prereq: MED 208 or INDE 206.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for four weeks. 2 students per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: Meet neurosurgery residents at E2 ICU at 6:00 am. Following rounds, meet with Dr. Harsh in the Cancer Center at 9:00 am.
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 2 (voluntary call for emergency cases at night)
Director: Griff Harsh, M.D.
Other Faculty: S. Chang, M. Edwards, G. Harsh, J. Henderson, L. Katznelson, J. Park, L. Shuer, G. Steinberg, S. Mindea, H. Yu, G. Li, J. Ratliff, A.J. Popp.
Coord: Lewis Naya (650-725-0701), Stanford Cancer Center, Room 2222A.

NSUR 304B. Neurosurgery Clerkship (PAVAMC)     Open to Visitors
Acquaints students with the diagnosis, operative treatment, and postoperative care of patients suffering injuries to or diseases of the central or peripheral nervous system. Students work closely with faculty and the resident staff at the PAVAMC, evaluating patients in the outpatient clinic and in the hospital. The student participates in diagnostic procedures, observes during surgery, and participates in postoperative care. The PAVAMC rotation involves neither pediatric nor trauma cases. and the amount of acute trauma is minimal. There will be teaching and work rounds, tutorial sessions, and weekly teaching conferences at Stanford University Medical Center, focused on neurosurgery, neurology and neuroradiology. A four-week full-time clerkship is recommended for students considering neurosurgery as a career.
Prereq: MED 208 or INDE 206.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for four weeks. 1 student per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: PAVAMC, Building 100, Third floor, surgical service offices, B3-129; Time: 8:00 am.
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 1
Director: Stephen Skirboll, M.D.
Other Faculty: S. Skirboll, H. Yu.
Coord: Hansni Prasad (650-493-5000 x65709) Building 100, Third floor, B3 Surgical service offices, PAVAMC.

NSUR 304C. Neurosurgery Clerkship (SCVMC)     Open to Visitors
Neurosurgery at SCVMC offers the student to fully participate in all areas of the service. One third year neurosurgery resident help run the service, which therefore allows greater exposure and time for the student with patients and the neurosurgical faculty. We usually have one or two medical students at a time and the students work closely with all members of the team, including the attending. The student is typically exposed to a wide spectrum of neurosurgical conditions, especially brain and spine trauma, brain tumors, cerebrovascular conditions and degenerative spine disease. During their clerkships, students are very much a member of the team and participate actively on the ward, clinic and OR. All faculty lead research projects at SCVMC and Stanford. Students are welcome to participate in these but most research projects will require longer term commitment beyond the one month clinical clerkship. Other educational activities include weekly neuroscience grand rounds, neuroradiology conference and tumor board. The advanced and diverse pathology seen and the often challenging patient population cared for at SCVMC compliments that experienced at SUMC. We welcome visiting students and early planning for this clerkship is recommended.
Prereq: MED 208 or INDE 206.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for four weeks. 1-2 students per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: SCVMC, Trauma ICU, 2nd floor main building; Time: 7:00 am.
Units: 6 or 12     DropCode:     Call Code: 0
Director: Marco Lee, M.D., Ph.D.
Other Faculty: J. Lifshutz, M. Lee, H. Singh
Coord: Tracie Zarubi (408-885-5686), Valley Specialty Center, Room 3Q169), SCVMC.

NSUR 318A. Subinternship in Neurosurgery (SUMC)   S2   Open to Visitors
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. Please email requests to Lewis Naya at lnaya@stanford.edu along with your CV and a cover letter.
Prereq: SURG 300A.
Periods Avail: 1-12, full-time for four weeks. 3 students per period.
Reporting Instructions: Where: Meet neurosurgery residents at E2 ICU at 6:00 am, following rounds, meet with Dr. Harsh at 9:00 am in the Stanford Cancer Center, room 2222.
Units: 6     DropCode:     Call Code: 2 (voluntary call for emergency cases at night)
Director: Griff Harsh, M.D.
Other Faculty: S. Chang, M. Edwards, R. Guzman, G. Harsh, J. Henderson, L. Katznelson, J. Park, L. Shuer, G. Steinberg, S. Mindea, H. Yu, G.Li, A.J. Popp.
Coord: Lewis Naya (650-725-0701), Stanford Cancer Center, Room 2222A.

NSUR 398A. Clinical Elective in Neurosurgery (SUMC, LPCH, PAVAMC, SCVMC)     Closed to Visitors
Provides an opportunity for a student in the clinical years to have a clinical experience in one of the fields of Neurosurgery, of a quality and duration to be decided upon by the student and a faculty preceptor in the Department of Neurosurgery. Please note: Students cannot add 398A clerkships directly to their fishbowl schedules through the regular shuffles. Please contact Caroline Cheang in the Office of Student Services at cheang@stanford.edu or 650-498-7619 with the faculty preceptor’s name and email address to add this clerkship.
Prereq: MED 208 or INDE 206.
Periods Avail: 1-12.
Reporting Instructions: Where: Meet neurosurgery residents at E2 ICU, following rounds, meet with Dr. Harsh at 9 am in the Stanford Cancer Center, room 2222; Time: 6:00 am.
Units: 1 to 12     DropCode:     Call Code: 1
Director: Griff Harsh, M.D.
Other Faculty: M. Boakye, S. Chang, M. Edwards, R. Guzman, G. Harsh, J. Henderson, L. Katznelson, J. Park, L. Shuer, S. Skirboll, G. Steinberg, S. Mindea, H.Yu, M. Lee, G. Li, A.J. Popp, S. Tharin, O. Harris.
Coord: Lewis Naya (650-725-0701), Stanford Cancer Center, Room 2222A.

* "S1"=Selective Clerkship Category I (Basics in Clinical Care)
"S2"=Selective Clerkship Category II (Subinternship)

 

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