Program Details - Penn State

(717) 531-1279
Mail Code EC110/Neurosurgery
Hershey ,PA 17033-0859
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: James McInerney, MD, FAANS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Lynne Hamann
Coordinator Email(s):
Coordinator Phone(s):  717531279

PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established: 1992
# of Residents per Year: 2
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 23
Neurosurgical Department's Annual Case: 5000
Amount of Annual Book Fund per Resident: 1800
Dedicated Research Time:YES
During PGY Year:PGY 2, PGY 3, PGY 4, PGY 7
Resident Call Responsibilities: PGY-7 (independent study) no call PGY-5-6 - q4 call PGY-1-4 - q3 call
Cadaver Lab: NO
How Often and What Type of Lab: 
Publication Requirement: PGY-1-7 = 1 manuscript per year
Primary Training Hospital: Penn State Univeristy College of Medicine
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Program Philosophy: It is the mission of the Penn State Neurosurgery Residency to: ?Train neurosurgery residents in the profession of neurosurgery, providing for them an educational, clinical, operative, and research environment of the highest standard. ?Prepare our trainees for the neurosurgical career of their choice. ?Enable our trainees to successfully compete for the professional opportunities of their choosing, including those of academia. ?Foster an appreciation among our residents and staff for the scholarly values and societal ideals that are the underpinnings of our profession. ?Promote a responsible, productive, and healthy work ethic recognizing the needs of both society and the individual. ?Further the knowledge of basic and clinical neuroscience through neurosurgical research. ?Be active members in the regional, national, and international neurosurgical community. ?Participate in the broader academic programs of Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State University for the benefit of undergraduate, medical, and graduate students as well as our colleagues and ourselves. ?Ensure that both Penn State Neurosurgery?s goals and its individuals? needs can be met in a working environment that is collegial, collaborative, facilitative, fair and personally rewarding.
Outline of Rotations:
Available Enfolded Fellowships: Functional & Stereotactic Neuro Oncology Neurocritical Care Neuroendovascular Peripheral Nerve Spinal Surgery in Neurosurgery
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years: 100
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship:

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Travel Allowance: YES
Conference Schedule:

Number of Interview Sessions: 4
Length of Interview (Days): Thursday evening dinner with current residents and Friday interview day 7:00am to 4:00 pm
Number of Applicants Interviewed: 80