Program Details - Univ. of Virginia

(434) 982-3244
Box 800212

Charlottesville ,VA 22908
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: John A. Jane, Jr., MD, FAANS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Karen Elizabeth Saulle
Coordinator Email(s):
Coordinator Phone(s):  (434) 982-3244

PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established: 1939
# of Residents per Year: 3
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 13
Neurosurgical Department's Annual Case: 3500
Amount of Annual Book Fund per Resident: varies
Dedicated Research Time:
During PGY Year:PGY 4, PGY 5
Resident Call Responsibilities: During the PGY4/5 years, residents are on a rotating back-up call schedule for urgent operative cases which they share with the PGY3 residents. In addition, in the second half of the year, residents will take approximately one day of in-house call per month.
Cadaver Lab: YES
How Often and What Type of Lab: Monthly cadaver lab on Saturday
Publication Requirement: There are no publication requirements and yet UVA residents are consistently shown to be among the most academically productive in the country. The overriding culture of the program is to contribute to the body of knowledge.
Primary Training Hospital: University of Virginia
Additional Hospitals in Training Program: Auckland Hospital
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Program Philosophy: The UVA program is committed to training the next generation of academic neurosurgeons. Residents benefit from an engaged and academically productive faculty, a large clinical volume, a broad exposure to general and subspecialty neurosurgery, early operative experience, and a health system committed to patient safety and quality improvement. Clinical training emphasizes patient selection, perioperative management, and operative techniques. Upon completion of training, residents are able to meet every challenge in general neurosurgery. During training, residents have the flexibility to pursue focused subspecialty training. Residents have a proven track record of publishing throughout residency. Graduates have an equally impressive record of ascension to important roles in their academic departments and within national neurosurgical societies. PGY-1 residents spend 4 months mentored by a single attending, caring for inpatients, attending clinic, and assisting with operative cases. PGY 2 and 3 residents proceed through subspecialty rotations and take in-house call. Direct supervision by and communication with more senior residents and faculty is always available and encouraged. During the PGY 4 and 5 years, residents are mentored to design an individualized program including 18 months of basic and clinical research, Master?s degrees, or enfolded fellowships. The final two years focus on attaining the skills to practice independently. This includes a year at a training center in Auckland, New Zealand which has a large, primarily intracranial surgical service and neurosurgeons who are committed to resident training. This year effectively prepares our residents for the busy clinical and administrative responsibilities of the Chief Residency year at UVA.
Outline of Rotations: PGY-1: 4 months of critical care, 1 month of Neuroradiology/Interventional, 1 month Neuro-ophthalmology/Neuropathology, 6 months Neurosurgery. PGY2/3 Rotations through all clinical services. Residents rotate taking in house call. PGY4/5 18 months of elective research. PGY6 International elective in New Zealand. PGY7 Chief year
Available Enfolded Fellowships: Spine Neuro-oncology Neurocritical Care Endovascular (pending)
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years: 100
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship: Assistant Professor UTHSC/ Semmes-Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Endovascular fellowship: Swedish Neuroscience Institute Functional fellowship: University of Toronto Endovascular fellowship: Barrow Neurological Institute Assistant Professor: University of Miami Health System Assistant Professor: North Shore University Hospital Neuro-oncology Fellowship: MD Anderson Assistant Professor: Indiana University/ Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine Assistant Professor: University of Virginia

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Travel Allowance: NO
Conference Schedule: Wednesday 7-9am: Neuropathology, Tumor board, CQI, Peds/Functional, Vascular, Spine, GME, Indications Saturday twice per month: Indications/Oral board prep/Brain slices and Cadaver lab

Number of Interview Sessions: 4
Length of Interview (Days): Friday interviews with faculty and residents. Friday night dinner at Chair's home. Saturday Cadaver Lab Saturday Lunch with residents
Number of Applicants Interviewed: 12-16