Core competencies and simulation are popular buzz words in the lexicon of contemporary graduate medical education. Additionally, the development of more comprehensive and uniform curricular structure and metrics for measuring competency have evolved in graduate …Read More
The decades-old issue and debate in regards to neurosurgical subspecialization is paradoxical: the specialty arose as an offspring of the field of general surgery. As such, William S. Halsted’s disciple, Harvey Cushing, with a general …Read More
My pencil drawing displays the elemental tools of both surgery and art. The hand is the common denominator: whether wielding a pencil or a scalpel, it leaves a mark. One is used to depict the …Read More
Most of us are quite comfortable with the coding aspects of our individual practices. Every now and again, though, unusual circumstances may lead to unique opportunities, a call to rise above and beyond or perhaps …Read More
We have heard that neurosurgeons are key economic drivers within a hospital, not only because neurosurgical procedures tend to reimburse the hospital more favorably than other fields’ procedures but also because of the downstream revenue …Read More
"The Finest Tradition of My Calling: One Physician's Search for Renewal of Medicine." Abraham M. Nussbaum, MD. Yale University Press. New Haven and London. 2016.This is a very thoughtful book written by a Denver psychiatrist …Read More
Neurosurgical Workforce Shortage: The Effect of Subspecialization and a Case for Shortening Residency Training
The generally accepted ratio for a sufficient neurosurgical workforce arises from a 1975 government proposal of one neurosurgeon per 100,000 U.S. population (7). More recent analyses place the current ratio at around 1:61,000, and with …Read More
Some readers may recognize the above title as that of an article published by Harvey Cushing in the Bulletin of the Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1905. In the U.S., at least, (and arguably no less …Read More
Microsurgical Approaches to Aneurysms and Skull Base Diseases 2017
Oct. 26-28, 2017; Jacksonville, Fla.
Pituitary Tumors: Diagnostic and Treatment Dilemmas
Oct. 27, 2017; New York
GOODMAN Oral Board Preparation Course Tumor
Nov. 1-3, 2017; Glendale, Ariz.
8th World Congress of Neuroendoscopy
Nov. 1-4, 2017; Cape Town, South Africa
3rd Annual Selected Topics in Craniomaxillofacial Surgery
Nov. 4, 2017 - Nov. 5, 2017; Boston, Mass.