Program Details - Wake Forest University

(336) 716-4081
300 Medical Center Blvd.

Winston Salem ,NC 27157
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: Stacey C. Wolfe, MD, FAANS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Margaret Herring
Coordinator Email(s):
Coordinator Phone(s):  (336) 716-0143

PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established: 1944
# of Residents per Year: 2
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 10
Neurosurgical Department's Annual Case: 3441
Amount of Annual Book Fund per Resident: $600.00
Dedicated Research Time:YES
During PGY Year:PGY 4, PGY 5
Resident Call Responsibilities: Yes, once per week
Cadaver Lab: YES
How Often and What Type of Lab: Monthly Skull Base Cadaver lab, Semiannual spine cadaver labs, Semiannual visiting professors
Publication Requirement: PGY1-3, 5-7: 1 manuscript per year PGY 4: 3 manuscripts
Primary Training Hospital: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
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Number of Training Programs in Institution: 64

Program Philosophy: Wake Forest Neurosurgery trains residents to develop excellence in neurosurgical technique, clinical judgment, and to foster the advancement of our field through scientific inquiry and innovation. Within an environment of teamwork and brotherhood, residents enjoy a well-rounded, high-volume operative experience that prepares them for any circumstance, with graduated autonomy and a highly supported research infrastructure
Outline of Rotations:
Available Enfolded Fellowships: Spine-CAST Approved
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years: 90%
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship: Endovascular Fellowship- Drexel University, PA Neurooncology/Research Fellowship- City of Hope, CA Functional Fellowship- Emory University, GA Inland Neurosurgery and Spine, WA Spine Fellowship- Barrow Neurological Institute, AZ Associate Faculty, University of North Carolina Assistant Professor, Henry Ford, MI Black Hills Neurosurgery and Spine, South Dakota Marshall Health Neurosciences, WV Associate Faculty, University of Oklahoma

Research Opportunities: Glioma immunotherapy; Chordoma cell line; DBS/Dopaminergic pathways; Brain-Machine interface; Spine biomechanics; Sports related TBI; Wake Innovations; 3D glial and vessel printing
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Travel Allowance: YES
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Number of Interview Sessions: 3
Length of Interview (Days): Mon night dinner Tuesday interview ending in afternoon by 2PM
Number of Applicants Interviewed: 40