The stereotactic and functional neurosurgery program directly contributes to the education of medical students and residents through teaching at the medical school level and during the course of training of residents in neurosurgery. The aim is to educate students at the various levels of their training in the ability to recognize the needs of patients with disabling conditions such as Parkinson's disease, spasticity, and chronic pain disorders. In addition, the ability to understand the fundamental neuro-anatomy and neuro-physiology is taught through a series of lectures and by participation in the variety of disorders which fall under the heading of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.