Program Details - Univ. of South Florida

TELEPHONE:
(813) 259-0901
ADDRESS:
2 Tampa General Cir 7th Fl

Tampa ,FL 33606-3603
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: Fernando L. Vale, MD, FAANS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Kelly Lee Thompson
Coordinator Email(s):  kpthompson@health.usf.edu
Coordinator Phone(s):  (813) 259-0901


PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established: 1993
# of Residents per Year: 2
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 18
Neurosurgical Department's Annual Case: 4300
Amount of Annual Book Fund per Resident: varies
Dedicated Research Time:YES
During PGY Year:PGY 5
Resident Call Responsibilities: Yes, at our primary site, Tampa General Hospital: ? Both PGY2 residents cover weekday call, alternating between day and night coverage every three weeks. ? The PGY3 resident at TGH will share weekend call responsibilities, and will also help cover one day during the week so that the PGY2 taking call for days can have time in the OR. ? The PGY4 resident at TGH will share weekend call responsibilities with the PGY3 resident ? PGY5 residents on their research year provide backup call as needed to cover vacations, holidays, and sick days. ? Both Chief Residents and the fellows share Chief call, alternating every three-four weeks Residents work at secondary sites take call intermittently, as needed at each site, but always within ACGME guidelines.
Cadaver Lab: YES
How Often and What Type of Lab: Annual Cahill Symposium, an advanced Spine Simulation Course available to all residents. Annual Cranial Simulation Course held over the summer, 6 weeks total Residents also have access to Osman Laboratory year round, which includes cadaveric dissection
Publication Requirement: Residents are expected to publish at least one chapter or article each year
Primary Training Hospital: Tampa General Hospital
Additional Hospitals in Training Program: Moffitt Cancer Center; James A. Haley Veterans Hospital; Florida Hospital - Tampa; John's Hopkins All Children's Hosptial
Faculty names and specialties:
Number of Training Programs in Institution: 80

CLINICAL Details:
Program Philosophy: It is the ultimate goal of this program to produce highly skilled, competent and productive neurosurgeons dedicated to the continued advancements in neurological surgery with the focus on quality patient care and medical outcomes.
Outline of Rotations: http://health.usf.edu/medicine/neurosurgery/residency/residency_program
Available Enfolded Fellowships: Spine, Complex Cranial, Functional & Epilepsy, Pediatrics
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years:
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship: Maj., U.S. Air Force; San Antonio, Texas Complex Spine Fellow, Department of Neurological Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Pinnacle Medical Group, Bradenton, FL Assistant Professor, Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair, University of South Florida Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson, Florida Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver Intermountain Health Care, Dixie Regional Medical Center

RESEARCH Details:
Research Opportunities: Osman Microsurgery Laboratory is conveniently located directly across from our primary training facility, Tampa General Hospital. The lab space is available to residents and fellows throughout the year, to use as needed. Residents, faculty, and fellows make use of the space for research and cadaveric dissection meetings year round. Additionally, we use this space to hold an annual, six week cranial simulation course each summer. Other labs available include: Microsurgery suite available for training and practice at the Center for Advanced Learning and Simulation (CAMLS). Residents are able to request time in the lab during which they can work one on one with fellow &/or faculty supervision, learning advanced anastomosis techniques. Annual Quality Improvement projects at Tampa General Hospital Annual Cahill Symposium, an advanced Spine Simulation Course available to all residents.
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EDUCATION Details:
Travel Allowance: YES
Conference Schedule: Tuesday mornings, Vascular Conference Wednesday mornings, Tumor Board (NICU conference room) Wednesday evenings, Spine Conference Friday mornings, Grand Rounds, including lecture series, Trauma Conference, Neuroradiology Case Reviews, Cranial Case Reviews, Spine Case Reviews, QA/M&M

INTERVIEW PROCESS Details:
Number of Interview Sessions: 4
Length of Interview (Days): We hold an optional a dinner the night before the interview, during which our current residents and candidates have a chance to interact and exchange information about the program. Interviews are held on Fridays, and typically take the full work day. We invite our candidates to join us for an abbreviated version of our weekly Grand Rounds Conference starting at 7:30am, after which we shift to the department's administrative office across from Tampa General Hospital for the interview portion of the day. Our interview committee is comprised of a roughly a dozen faculty members from our department and our current PGY-5 residents. Typically, candidates will meet with two members of our interview committee at a time, for roughly 20 minutes each. Throughout the day we also break into small tour groups led by our residents, giving candidates a chance to see our primary teaching facility at Tampa General Hospital, our outpatient clinics, and Osman Laboratory.
Number of Applicants Interviewed: 40 +/-