Medical Knowledge


  • Participate in daily teaching by senior residents during work rounds (case directed learning).
  • Read standard neurosurgery texts and landmark articles.
  • Present at required weekly teaching conferences and incorporate current literature reviews.
  • Sit for the neurosurgery board examination each year.


Progress is expected in knowledge of medical literature as demonstrated in teaching rounds, conferences, primary examinations and patient care.


  • Primary Examination for self assessment
  • Resident presentations