Curriculum

Our neurosurgery training program consists of a one-year internship that includes neurosurgery, neurology, ICU and general surgical training, followed by six years of neurosurgery residency. The residency is comprised of:

  • 48-60 months of clinical neurosurgery
  • 3 months of surgical subspecialties
  • 6 months of critical care
  • 3 months of neurology
  • 12-24 months of research

 

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: University Hospital, C. S. Mott Children’s Hospital, and the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. University Hospital and Mott Children’s Hospital are physically connected, while the VA is one mile away. Click here for hospital profiles.

 

Resident Operative Cases in the Last Five Years

  • 2015-16: 3,677
  • 2014-15: 3,375
  • 2013-14: 3,478
  • 2012-13: 3,145
  • 2011-12: 3,100

Resident Publications in the Last Five Years

  • 2015-16: 61
  • 2014-15: 54
  • 2013-14: 64
  • 2012-13: 41
  • 2011-12: 52