Program Details - Wayne State University

(313) 745-4523
University Health Ctr
Detroit ,MI 48201-2153
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: Vicki Mari Diaz, MSN PhD, Murali Guthikonda, MD, FAANS, FACS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Vicki Mari Diaz, MSN PhD
Coordinator Email(s):
Coordinator Phone(s):  (313) 745-4767

PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established: 1946
# of Residents per Year: 14
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 15
Neurosurgical Department's Annual Case: 3000
Amount of Annual Book Fund per Resident: 1000
Dedicated Research Time:
During PGY Year:
Resident Call Responsibilities: In-house call responsibilities are no more than every third night and gradually become less as the resident advances in the program. There is no in-house call for Chief Residents, as the PGY-7 residents are on home call for his or her respective services
Cadaver Lab: YES
How Often and What Type of Lab: Skull Base Cadaver Lab: 6 times each year Spine Cadaver Lab: 4 times each year
Publication Requirement: Resident must publish a minimum of one refereed publication each academic year. While on the research rotation, residents are expected to publish a minimum of three papers.
Primary Training Hospital: Harper University Hospital
Additional Hospitals in Training Program: Detroit Receiving Hospital, Children's Hospital of Michigan, Sinai Grace Hospital
Faculty names and specialties:
Number of Training Programs in Institution:

Program Philosophy: The Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Neurosurgery training program is driven by the principles of integrity, inquiry and respect to achieve excellence. We strive to go beyond the call of duty, to maintain the highest standards in clinical skills and innovative research. We are dedicated to compassionate care for our patients. We are devoted to exceptional education in the neurosciences and are committed to the progression of neurosurgical education, training every resident to finish our program with the knowledge and skills to practice neurosurgery competently and independently, continuing our mission of excellence to do more for those we serve.
Outline of Rotations: Combination of adult and pediatric neurosurgery; off service rotations include endovascular neurosurgery, clinical research, ambulatory outpatient neurosurgery, neuropathology, neurology, neuroradiology, neurocritical care, neurotrauma and neuroanesthesia
Available Enfolded Fellowships: Endovascular, Spine
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years: 100%
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship: Functional fellowship-Rush University Private practice-Texas Spine fellowship-Cleveland Clinic Private practice-Ohio Neuro-oncology/Epilepsy fellowship-McGill University Pediatric fellowship-University of California San Diego Private practice-California Pediatric fellowship-University of Washington Spine fellowship-Yale University Private practice-Michigan Spine fellowship-University of Michigan

Research Opportunities: Neuro-oncology, neurotrauma, stroke, hydrocephalus
Research support personnel:
Research Funding/Grants:

Travel Allowance: YES
Conference Schedule: Grand Rounds are held every Wednesday. The conference include didactic lectures, case presentations, M&M conference, neuropathology conference, neuroradiology conference, journal club and visiting professors.

Number of Interview Sessions: 3
Length of Interview (Days): Tuesday evening, dinner with residents Wednesday, interview with faculty and tour of hospitals, labs, clinics
Number of Applicants Interviewed: 36