Stanford University School of Medicine is a teaching hospital. We
are committed to the education and training of tomorrow's doctors
and biomedical scientists. The goals of the Stanford Neurosurgery
Residency Program include imparting both outstanding clinical neurosurgical
skills and a deep commitment to academic and research pursuits.
Our curriculum fosters the development of leadership abilities in
clinical practice while encouraging teaching and research in basic,
clinical and social medicine.
The Neurosurgery Residency Program entails a training period of
six years following the initial Post Graduate Year (PGY-1) year.
One year of experience in general surgery (PGY-1), either at Stanford
or elsewhere, is required before an applicant can enter our program.
We admit one applicant per year. We reserve a PGY-1 position in
the Surgery Program for the successful applicant. Three hospitals
support our training program.
By the end of the training program, the resident should be well
versed in the theoretical aspects of neurosurgery, be fully trained
in the bedside care of neurosurgical patients, be a proficient technical
neurosurgeon, and be able to critically evaluate neurosurgical clinical
and basic research.
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