The Neurosurgery Department provides full support for residents to attend the following courses/meetings:
- Research Update in Neuroscience for Neurosurgeons (RUNN) course in Woods Hole, MA
- Chicago Board Review Course
- Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) Neuroradiology and Kenneth M. Earle Neuropathology Review Course (neurosurgery board review)
- CNS and AANS annual meetings
- Michigan Association of Neurological Surgeons (MANS) meeting
- Residents may also attend select courses throughout the year that cater to their individual interests within neurosurgery.
Each May, the Departments of Neurosurgery and Neurology co-sponsor “Neuroscience Day,” which provides residents a forum to present original research. The Neurosurgery residents have a very strong tradition of winning (cash) prizes for their work presented.
Project Shunt is U-M Neurosurgery’s annual medical mission that was started in 1997. Each year, three neurosurgery residents have the opportunity to travel to Guatemala with several attending neurosurgery faculty, pediatricians, anesthesiologists and nurses from the University of Michigan to perform operations for myelomeningocele, tethered cord, and hydrocephalus. The residents get a unique and important experience in treating an underserved population in Guatemala, and they also play a crucial role in organizing the trip. For more information on Project Shunt