Clinical Experiences

Neurosurgery Training Progression

    • PGY–1
      3 months Neurology
      3 months Surgical Subspecialties
      3 months Neurocritical Care
      2 months Neurosurgery
      1 month Anesthesiology
    • PGY–2 Adult Service
    • PGY–3 Adult Service
      6 months VA Hospital
    • PGY–4, PGY–5, PGY–6 (varies depending on lab/clinical interests)
      6 months Mott Children's Hospital
      6 months Adult Service/Elective
      12-24 months Research
    • PGY–7 Chief Resident, Adult Service

Hospitals and Case Material

Clinical rotations are done at three hospitals: the University of Michigan Hospital, C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Main Hospital and Mott Hospital are physically connected, while the VA is one mile away.

Main Hospital
The University of Michigan Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility with 550 beds, including a 15-bed Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit.

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital & Von Voightlander Women's Hospital
Mott Children's Hospital is a new 348-bed pediatric hospital with 46 intensive care beds. The Main Hospital and Mott Hospital are connected physically and administered separately. We conduct outpatient evaluations in the Taubman Clinic, which is adjacent to both inpatient units.

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System  
The VA Hospital is a 350-bed facility that provides care for veterans from Michigan, Indiana and northern Ohio. The VA is  one-half mile from the University of Michigan medical complex. Recently, the VA completed a $150 million expansion, which includes new operating rooms, an intensive care unit and a recovery room.