2016 Resident Course Highlights
SNS/CNS PGY1 BOOT CAMP
SNS/CNS Boot Camp was a two-day course for intern/PGY1 neurosurgical residents that provided an opportunity for learning in the management of neurological conditions requiring surgical intervention. In 2016, the Boot Camps were offered at six different locations: Portland, Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Boson, and Atlanta. Attendance of residents and faculty has continue to grow.
SNS/CNS PGY4-5 BOOT CAMP
In 2016, the SNS and CNS came together to roll out the next course in the boot camp series. Held during the CNS Annual Meeting, the course targeted PGY4/5 and PGY5 residents and their educational needs. This new boot camp course focused on specific, common operative approaches and higher-level surgical management decisions. This inaugural course saw 52 residents in attendance.
3D Surgical Anatomy Course
The 3D Surgical Anatomy Course was held in Houston, Texas, last August, and offered an all-expenses-paid educational opportunity for senior residents to enhance their neurosurgical training. Led by nationally recognized neurosurgical educators and experts, the course gave senior residents an opportunity to interact and learn from the industry’s best faculty. It included both didactic 3D anatomy lectures and hands-on cadaveric dissections emphasizing evolving anatomic and imaging knowledge of white matter fiber tracts. In 2016 the course attracted 48 residents.
“Thank you for putting on such an amazing course! It was stellar in every way.”
- Anthony DiGiorgio, MD, Louisiana State University Medical Center