Program Details - Texas A&M

(254) 724-5390
Temple ,TX 76508
United States of America

Residency Program Information

Program Director: Jason H. Huang, MD, FAANS, FACS
Residency Coordinator(s):  Robin B. Hill, BA
Coordinator Email(s):
Coordinator Phone(s):  (254) 724-5390

PROGRAM Details:
Year Training Program Established: 2015
# of Residents per Year: 1
Number of Neurosurgical Faculty: 12
Neurosurgical Department's Annual Case: 1500
Amount of Annual Book Fund per Resident: $500
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During PGY Year:PGY 5
Resident Call Responsibilities: Yes - only when residents on clinical services are on vacation; this occurs several times per year.
Cadaver Lab: YES
How Often and What Type of Lab: Skull based cadaver lab
Publication Requirement: PGY 1-4: 1 per year PGY 5: 3 per year PGY 6-7: 1 per year
Primary Training Hospital: Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, Temple, Texas
Additional Hospitals in Training Program: McLane Children's Hospital
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Number of Training Programs in Institution:

Program Philosophy: Our Neurosurgery training program is focused on clinical care, research and education led by a variety of fellowship-trained faculty members in all areas of neurological surgery. Our primary training facility offers comprehensive neurological care at the only Level 1 Trauma Center between Austin and Dallas, and the only Joint Commission certified Comprehensive Stroke Center in Baylor Scott & White Health system of 50-hospitals, the largest non-for profit Health Care Organization in Texas. We are not just using but also are creating novel technologies and breakthroughs in neuro-medicine, including numerous federally-funded projects and many patents.This is an exciting time to practice neurosurgery. The ever-changing face of healthcare requires unending evolution to meet the growing demands of the current medical environment and the needs of the people that require our help.
Outline of Rotations: PGY-1 year internship; PGY2-4 yearsclinical rotations; PGY 5 year research; PGY 6 year endvascular chief; PGY 7 year Chief Resident
Available Enfolded Fellowships: Neurointerventional, spine, trauma/critical care
% OF Finishing Residents Passing ABNS Oral Exam 1st over 5 years: n/a
Last 10 Finishing Residents Initial Job/Fellowship: N/A

Research Opportunities: Tumor basic science research; clinical projects in cerebrovascular diseases; research in advanced brain imaging; neurotrauma research, dementia research, Parkinson's research.
#IRBs: 56 Current IRBs; 15 national/international clinical trials.
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Research Funding/Grants:

Travel Allowance: YES
Conference Schedule: Tuesday morning 7am-8am: Brain tumor conference Thursday morning 7am-8am: Neurosurgery case conference Wednesday 4pm-5pm: Cerebrovascular conference Journal club: monthly. Morbidity & mortality conference: monthly. Visiting professor Grand Rounds: 4-5 times per year.

Number of Interview Sessions: 3
Length of Interview (Days): 1.5 days - Sunday night dinner, Monday interview
Number of Applicants Interviewed: 30