Department of Neurosurgery
In the third year, medical students have the option of choosing neurosurgery as their three-week elective during their required surgery clerkship. The neurosurgery elective expands student skills through exposure to the outpatient office setting, as well as the acute-care hospital setting. This includes operating room essentials of neurosurgery.
The goal of the program is to familiarize students with the diagnosis and treatment of central nervous system and spine disease or trauma which includes the interpretation of diagnostic imaging studies. The student will gain further understanding of neurosurgical diagnosis by performing neurological exams from the standpoint of neurosurgery.
In the Media
Oct 24, 2022: Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, Robert A. Groff Chair in Neurosurgery, presented "Technology & Innovation in the Neurosciences" at TEDxWidenerUniversity. Watch video.
June 12, 2021: Atom Sarkar, MD, PhD, a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery, was mentioned in an AJMC news roundup of the latest research in Parkinson disease treatment and access to care during the pandemic. Read more.
May 13, 2020: Erol Veznedaroglu, MD, Robert A. Groff Chair in Neurosurgery, was interviewed for a Metro article about the coronavirus, strokes and healthy habits.
May 2018: Erol Veznedaroglu, MD was quoted in a Davis Enterprise (Yolo County, California) article about whether hospitals have specialized stroke centers.
January 11, 2018: Erol Veznedaroglu, MD was mentioned in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about Crozer-Keystone Health System partnering with Global Neurosciences Institute.
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