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Department of Neurological Surgery

Department of Neurological Surgery

Neurological Surgery Student Information

Upper division

Special Study in Neurosurgery for Advanced Undergraduates
(Course #199) Prerequisite: advanced undergraduate standing with consent of instructor. Students may participate in ongoing neurosurgical projects or may pursue and design independent projects.

Graduate

Neurosurgery Research
(Course #299) Prerequisite: graduate student with consent of instructor. Student may participate in ongoing neurosurgical projects or may pursue and design independent study projects.

Professional Courses

Neurosurgical Critical Care Clerkship
(Course #451) Clinical activity - full time (2 weeks). Prerequisite: third or fourth-year medical student having completed a neurosurgical clerkship or consent of instructor. Students participate in the care of neurosurgical patients in the NSICU and in the admission and surgical management of patients admitted through the emergency room.

Clinical Neurosurgery
(Course #460) Clinical activity - full time (3 days per unit, 4 weeks minimum). Prerequisite: third or fourth-year medical student and consent of instructor. Approved for graduate degree credit. Admission and follow-up of patients. Neurological history, examination and further diagnostic procedures are emphasized. Students participate in surgical procedures and attend all conferences, rounds and seminars.

Externship
(Course #464) Clinical activity - full time (4-12 weeks). Prerequisite: fourth-year medical student having completed a neurosurgical clerkship or consent of instructor. Clerkship in neurosurgery to be arranged at another institution with accredited residency program in neurosurgery under proper supervision.

Advanced Clinical Neurosurgery
(Course #470) Clinical activity - full time (4-12 weeks). Prerequisite: fourth-year medical student in good academic standing. Student will function as an acting intern on the neurosurgery service. Admission and management of patients. Neurological history, examination, diagnostic procedures, and surgical management are emphasized. Students participate in surgical procedures and attend required conferences and rounds.

Insights in Neurosurgery
(Course #480) Clinical activity - 3 to 9 hours. Prerequisite: first or second-year medical student in good academic standing and consent of instructor. Observation of neurosurgical care in emergency room, operating room and hospital floors, including manner of treatment of a variety of chronic and acute neurological diseases.

Neurosurgery Research
(Course #499) Prerequisite: medical student with consent of instructor. Student may participate in ongoing neurosurgical projects or may pursue and design independent projects.

For more information:

Location:

UC Davis Department of Neurological Surgery

Mailing address:

4860 Y St., Suite 3740
Sacramento, CA 95817

E-mail:

staci.leitner@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu

Staci Leitner, Educational Programs Administrator:

(916) 734-3071