Program Details - Univ. of Massachusetts

(508) 856-4050
55 Lake Ave N/S2-855

Worcester ,MA 01655
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: Mark D. Johnson, MD, PhD, FAANS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Yijin Yang
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PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established: 2018
# of Residents per Year: 1
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 8
Neurosurgical Department's Annual Case: 2320
Amount of Annual Book Fund per Resident: $750
Dedicated Research Time:YES
During PGY Year:PGY 4, PGY 5
Resident Call Responsibilities: Once every 5th night.
Cadaver Lab: YES
How Often and What Type of Lab: Monthly Skull Base Cadaver Lab, Semiannual Visiting Professors
Publication Requirement: PGY1-3: 1 manuscript per year PGY4: 2 manuscripts per year PGY5: 3 manuscripts per year PGY6-7: 1 manuscript per year
Primary Training Hospital: UMass Memorial Health Care/University Campus
Additional Hospitals in Training Program: UMass Memorial Health Care/University Campus
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Program Philosophy: The overall goal of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) is to provide comprehensive training in all core competencies, as defined by the ACGME, in the specialty of neurological surgery. Training in these core competencies will be accomplished through a combination of observation, didactic teaching sessions, self-guided study, scholarship, and direct patient care and operative experiences. At the completion of their training at UMMS, the program will graduate residents who are proficient in all of the Neurological Surgery Milestones. Although the goal of the program is that residents attain proficiency status, the program aspires to train residents so that they meet the highest grading defined on each milestone. UMMS will train resident who are caring and compassionate physicians, respecting their patients and their peers, and exhibiting the highest standards of patient care and professionalism. UMMS will equip residents with the tools of inquiry and scholarship needed to become life-long learners, leading the practice of neurological surgery into the future through self-assessment, continuous improvement, research and scholarship.
Outline of Rotations: Array
Available Enfolded Fellowships: None
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years: TBD
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship: TBD

Research Opportunities: Glioma Biology, Meningioma Biology, Genomics, Hydrocephalus Biology, Traumatic Brain Injury, Epilepsy Origins and Seizure Predictions, CNS Gene Therapy, Non-Invasive Neuromonitoring
#IRBs: 6 Current IRBs 3 National Clinical Trials
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Travel Allowance: YES
Conference Schedule: Tuesday Morning (7-11am): Grand Rounds (7am), Neuroradiology Case Conference, Cerebrovascular Conference, Resident Board Review Wednesday Morning (7-8am): M & M Conference (monthly), Tumor Board (twice monthly), Spine Conference (monthly) Wednesday Evening: Neurocritical Care (5 pm, weekly), Journal Club (6-7 pm, monthly)

Number of Interview Sessions: TBD
Length of Interview (Days): Dinner - Evening Before Half Day Interviews - The Following Day
Number of Applicants Interviewed: TBD