Program Details - Univ. of Texas/Galveston

(409) 772-3160
301 University Blvd L08152

Galveston ,TX 77555-0517
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: Joel T. Patterson, MD, FAANS, FACS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Erica Ruiz, Anasthasia Salinas
Coordinator Email(s):,
Coordinator Phone(s):  (409) 772-3160

PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established: 1950
# of Residents per Year: 1
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 5
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Resident Call Responsibilities: Yes, no more than every third in house call.
Cadaver Lab: YES
How Often and What Type of Lab: Quarterly Cadaver labs & Yearly industry sponsored courses.
Publication Requirement: N/A
Primary Training Hospital: University of Texas Medical Branch
Additional Hospitals in Training Program: Texas Children's Hospital
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Program Philosophy: The mission of The Neurosurgery training Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is to provide scholarly teaching, innovative scientific investigation, and state-of-the-art patient care in a humane, learning environment. We accomplish this with a teaching approach, involving faculty dedicated to resident education and an engaged group of new surgical trainees.
Outline of Rotations: PGY 1 - Intern year, PGY 2 - NS, PGY - 3 NS (6 months) & TCH (6 months), PGY - 4 & 5 NS, PGY 6 - Chief year, PGY - 7 Transition into Practice.
Available Enfolded Fellowships: N/A
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years: 80%
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship: Spine Fellowship - Frisco, TX Private Practice - Alexandria, MN Spine Fellowship - Standford, CA Assistant Professor - University of Texas Medical Branch, TX Private Practice - Atlanta, GA Private Practice - Albany, GA Private Practice - Tyler, TX Private Practice - Edinburg, TX Private Practice - Edinburg, TX Assistant Professor - University of Texas Medical Branch

Research Opportunities: DNA Damage and repair in Hypoxic brain injury.
#IRBs: 3 Current IRB's
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Travel Allowance: YES
Conference Schedule: Wednesday: Case Conference, tumor board, Neuroscience grand rounds, neuro vascular conference every week. M&M is held the first Wednesday of the month & Wellness conference is held the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Number of Interview Sessions: 3
Length of Interview (Days): 1.5 Days - The day before the interview, reception dinner with residents is held.
Number of Applicants Interviewed: 30