Department of Neurosurgery Curriculum: PGY-6
PGY-6/NS6: Senior Resident NSUH and LIJ
1. Residents play a key role in managing the inpatient service and in the instruction of junior residents. They are expected to take a proactive role in surgical education and must demonstrate a readiness to assume greater surgical responsibility. The PGY-6 residents are in charge of making rounds and leading the house staff team when the Chief Resident on the service is not available. They also have a senior position in the pediatric and adult neurosurgery clinics at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. This year will allow residents to mature in their clinical and operative skills in preparation for their Chief Resident year.
2. At NSUH, the senior resident coordinates with the Vascular Surgery service regarding scheduled carotid endarterectomies. He/she coordinates with the Neurosurgery Chief Resident and the Program Director when he/she participates in those surgeries under the auspices of the Vascular attending and resident surgeons.
3. The senior resident also coordinates with the Hand Surgery service regarding scheduled peripheral nerve operations. The resident coordinates with the Neurosurgery Chief Resident and the Program Director when he/she participates in those surgeries under the auspices of the Hand Surgery attending.
4. The senior resident increases his/her experience in stereotactic radiosurgery. The resident takes the lead in treatment planning and defines the use of single or multiple session treatments for patients with various intracranial and intraspinal lesions.
5. The resident gains further experience in endovascular surgery at North Shore University Hospital. He/she will is a part of the team performing procedures, and gains increased understanding of the techniques of angiography and endovascular treatments. The resident learns the risks involved in these procedures and strategies to avoid complications.