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Residency Program Overview

Next year, our residency training program will celebrate 70 years of training young men and women in Neurosurgery in New Orleans. Our training program has enjoyed many changes through its evolution over the past seven decades – we are unequivocally proud of our heritage and tradition and are certainly proud of our graduates. We are also looking forward to our bright future.

Residency training across all disciplines is changing rapidly across the United States being guided by its governing body, the ACGME. Neurosurgery in particular, is evolving and will be amongst the earliest adopters of the NAS (next accreditation system) with implementation of a matrix curriculum and incorporation of milestones in the evaluation of our residents. Additionally, standards for duty hour restrictions, the changing landscape concerning the treatment of certain neurosurgical conditions (such as microsurgery for brain aneurysms) and the evolution of health care delivery regionally and nationally, have demanded residency programs respond with appropriate solutions to ensure optimal neurosurgical training for our residents. We believe that our program has developed innovative solutions to these ubiquitous challenges and is well equipped to train the very best graduates moving forward.

University Medical CenterHarnessing the combined resources of Tulane University and Tulane University Medical Center, Ochsner Clinic Foundation, the Southeast Veterans Health Care System and University Medical Center (formerly Charity), our residents are exposed to a rich and diverse patient population presenting with the full spectrum of neurosurgical disease. We will be beneficiaries of the opening of the new Medical Center of Louisiana New Orleans (to replace Charity Hospital) as well as the new VA hospital for the Southeast Veterans Health Care System which will offer state of the art facilities for patient care and resident education (the combined costs for construction of these facilities exceeds $2.4 billion). In concert with their clinical education, our residents receive individualized mentorship to facilitate their academic development. Residents are supported to pursue research interests upon their arrival in our program and plans are made to continuously develop their academic potential throughout their training in preparation for a career in academic neurosurgery. We have also implemented a comprehensive educational curriculum for our residents, including didactic lectures, interactive case presentations, cadaveric and simulation-based hands-on sessions, Visiting Professor lecture series, board review preparation sessions and journal clubs among other venues.

We thank you for your interest in our residency training program.



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