Education

Program participates in regular lectures to rotating medical students in neuroscience clerkship, addressing topics of stupor and coma, central nervous system injury, intracranial pressure, acute ischemic stroke and acute hemorrhagic stroke.

In addition, the Neurovascular Surgery Program at Yale has developed written curriculum objectives for resident training at the junior, assistant resident and senior resident level in cerebrovascular disease and neuro-critical care. These include specific knowledge-based objectives, as well as technical skills which must be achieved at every level of training. This curriculum was integrated in the neurosurgical residency training program at Yale during the current year, and has been used as a model for developing similar curricula at the national level, under the sponsorship of the Cerebrovascular Section of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. It is anticipated that these neurosurgical residency curriculum guidelines will form the basis of a multidisciplinary broad curriculum endorsed by national organizations.

The Program participates in a number of educational activities throughout the state. We are represented in the Connecticut Trauma Committee and in the local affiliate of the American Heart Association, and participate in their regular public information and regional scientific fora. Faculty from the Neurovascular Surgery Program present regular lectures at various community hospitals in Connecticut. Research Progress Interaction with Other Departments.