ELECT ESURG - Neurosurgery Service Elective
ELECTIVE DIRECTOR(S) Christina Notarianni, M. D.
DURATION OF ELECTIVE: 4 Weeks
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTACT: LaToya Hemphill
LOCATION OF ELECTIVE: LSUHSC, Willis Knighton, Christus Schumpert Hospitals
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 2
ELECTIVE OFFERED DURING BLOCKS: ALL
COURSE NUMBER: ESURG
*** We will not consider visiting student applicants for this elective. Visiting students should apply for the inpatient acting internship selective.*
Goals and Objectives:
The student will gain more in depth knowledge on the management of neurosurgical patients with a variety of neurosurgical conditions
- Correctly perform comprehensive neurological examinationsand correlate their findings to pathologic conditions in outpatient and inpatient settings.
- The student will participate daily on inpatient rounds at LSU and examine patients daily, reporting to the chief resident
- The student will participate in at least one outpatient clinic with an attending every week, taking a history and physical exam under the direction of the attending surgeon.
- Understand the basic steps of common neurosurgical operative procedures for cranial and spinal conditions by participating in surgery daily.
- Correctly explain and if possibly perform the steps of brain death evaluation.
- Present one patient at the weekly case conference whereby a powerpoint presentation of the brief history, exam and imaging studies are presented with a brief discussion of the pathologic condition.
The student will demonstrate professionalism and gain understanding of basic aspects of a neurosurgery practice.
- Participate in all daily morning rounds with the neurosurgical team at LSUHSC, including film review and examination of inpatient ICU and floor neurosurgical patients under the supervision of neurosurgical chief residents.
- Document attendance to the weekly neurosurgery case conference on Wednesday afternoons where residents present a neurosurgical case including history, physical exam, imaging studies, and intervention with a literature review on the disease topic.
- Participation in faculty and resident clinics, including workups of patients during clinic.
Specific Duties of Senior Students:
- Active daily participation on morning rounds with residents and faculty
- Daily participation during wards and intraoperative activities
- Active participation of weekly faculty and/or resident clinics
- Attendance of weekly departmental conferences
- Self directed reading
Reading Resources for Rotation:
- Greenberg Handbook of Neurosurgery
- Essential Neurosurgery by Andrew Kaye
- Online Resource: Neurosurgery Gray Matter: An Educational Overview, located on the Congress of Neurological Surgeons Website at: http://w3.cns.org/education/sans.asp
A final evaluation will encompass the student’s performance on rounds, skills in performing a neurological examination, fundamentals of knowledge, performance in case conference presentation, and professionalism.Professionalism is defined as punctuality, interaction with faculty, staff, and patients, and maturity.There will be no written or oral examination.
HOURS PER WEEK
CONF HRS WARD HRS LAB HRS LIBRARY HRS
OR HRS CLINIC HRS LECTURE HRS READING HRS
TOTAL NUMBER OF HOURS PER WEEK: