Program Details - Tufts Medical Center

(617) 636-5858
750 Washington St #178

Boston ,MA 02111-1526
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: Julian K. Wu, MD, FAANS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Crys S. Draconi, C-TAGME
Coordinator Email(s):
Coordinator Phone(s):  (617) 636-2605

PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established: 1950
# of Residents per Year: 1
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 8
Neurosurgical Department's Annual Case: 1850
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During PGY Year:PGY 5
Resident Call Responsibilities: Yes. PGY1-3: every third night in house call PGY4-5: once /week in house call and every third weekend home call PGY6-7: home call
Cadaver Lab: YES
How Often and What Type of Lab: Annual skull base cadaver lab at UVM SNS Bootcamp PGY1,2
Publication Requirement: PGY1-3: at least 1/year PGY3-6: 3/year
Primary Training Hospital: Tufts Medical Center
Additional Hospitals in Training Program: Boston Children's Hospital and Lahey Clinic
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Program Philosophy: The Neurosurgery Residency Program at Tufts Medical Center in downtown Boston provides outstanding clinical training and surgical experience to residents. Attending physicians focus on teaching bedside and operating room techniques, while encouraging progressive independence in clinical decisions and the performance of surgery. At the end of their training, residents are familiar with a wide range of surgical procedures. In addition, we increasingly emphasize the interaction between clinical and the basic sciences and ask that all residents participate in research activities. Although the neurosurgical service at Tufts Medical Center is very busy, with over 1800 annual procedures performed, attending and house staff have a close and collegial relationship. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners are closely collaborating with attendings and residents to make sure we meet our clinical demands.
Outline of Rotations: The Tufts Medical Center Neurosurgery Program is a seven-year program and includes:
Available Enfolded Fellowships: Neurointerventional Neurocritical care
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years: 100
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship: MSKCC Neurooncology fellowship Brigham and Women's Hospital Pituitary fellowship Attending South Shore hospital, MA Johns Hopkins Spine fellowship Attending NYC Brigham and Women's Hospital Skull base fellowship Attending Lahey clinic, MA Tufts Medical Center Endovascular fellowship Texas Children Pediatric fellowship and Shriner's Pediatric spinal deformity fellowship

Research Opportunities: Aneurysm modeling with fluid dynamic and finite element analysis Glioma and metastatic tumor clinical protocols. Glioma culture model. Gamma Knife radiosurgery studies in metastases, acoustic neuromas, AVM and trigeminal neuralgia. Tumor national registry. Spinal national registry.
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Travel Allowance: YES
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Number of Interview Sessions: 4
Length of Interview (Days): Wednesday night dinner with residents Thursday interview from 7am to 4pm
Number of Applicants Interviewed: 40