Department of Neurosurgery Student Rotation Objectives

Cerebrovascular Surgery
Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and presentation of cerebrovascular diseases, including ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, and other diseases and malformations of intracranial, extracranial, and spinal vasculature.

Neurosurgical Oncology
Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and presentation of tumor-related diseases of the cranium.

Pediatric Neurosurgery
Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and presentation of diseases in children which a neurosurgeon may be called upon to diagnose and treat.

Spinal Surgery
Demonstrate an understanding of the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and presentation of disorders of the spine, its connecting ligaments, the spinal cord, the cauda equina, and the spinal roots. 

Research
This rotation is designed to instill scientific thinking, critical evaluation and reasoning skills, and to provide valuable research experience in laboratory techniques, experimental design, data collection and evaluation.