Medical Student Neurological Surgery Boot Camp

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This one-day event was a unique opportunity for medical students (from any medical college) considering specialization in neurological surgery. Presentations from faculty and current residents provided a glimpse into the world of neurosurgery and helped prepare students for possible future sub-internship and residency. There was no fee for the boot camp, which quickly became filled. For more information about future boot camps, please contact Laura Larsen at lal2036@med.cornell.edu

 


Fifth-year resident Thomas Link demonstrating tools for surgery.

Students listen to fourth-year resident Justin Schwarz demonstrating a procedure.

Students listen to fourth-year resident Justin Schwarz demonstrating a procedure.

Chief Resident Hilarie Tomasiewicz demonstrates burr hole procedures and craniotomies.
Medical Student Neurological Surgery Boot Camp
Chief Resident Hilarie Tomasiewicz & Fifth-year resident Thomas Link talk to attendees.Medical Student Neurological Surgery Boot Camp

Chief Resident Hilarie Tomasiewicz & Fifth-year resident Thomas Link talk to attendees.

Fifth-year resident Benjamin Rapoport demonstrates drain pulls.

Fifth-year resident Benjamin Rapoport demonstrates drain pulls.

View of lab sessions in the OR.

Chief Resident Hilarie Tomasiewicz and Fifth-year resident Thomas Link demonstrate craniotomies.

CChief Resident Hilarie Tomasiewicz and Fifth-year resident Thomas Link demonstrate craniotomies.
Medical Student Neurological Surgery Boot Camp
Fourth-year resident Justin Schwarz demonstrating drain pulls to med school students.Medical Student Neurological Surgery Boot Camp

A layout of OR tools for the med students to see.

A layout of OR tools for the med students to see.

Med school students practicing gloving in.

A demonstration set up for the med students.

Dr. Michael Virk demonstrating how to scrub in.

Med school students getting shown how to scrub in from Clinical Nurse Manager Billy Faller.

Dr. Michael Virk demonstrating how to scrub in.

A student learns how to scrub in.

With their hands and arms sanitized, med students learn the proper procedure to walk into the OR from Clinical Nurse Manager Billy Faller.

Med students now scrubbed in.

Students learn how to glove up.

Students learn how to glove up and handle OR tools.

Fifth-year resident Benjamin Rapoport demonstrates a craniotomy procedure.

Chief Resident Hilarie Tomasiewicz and Fourth-year resident Justin Schwarz examine the OR tools.

Students learn knot tying.

Dr. Samuel Kim demonstrates knot tying and sewing procedures.

Demo materials for sewing up a patient.

Dr. Samuel Kim demonstrates knot tying and sewing procedures.

Dr. Caitlin Hoffman demosntrates head positioning and patient positioning.

Dr. Caitlin Hoffman demosntrates head positioning and patient positioning.

Students practicing head positioning and patient positioning.

Students practicing head positioning and patient positioning.

Dr. Caitlin Hoffman guides students as they practice head positioning and patient positioning.

Students practicing head positioning and patient positioning.

Dr. Caitlin Hoffman guides students as they practice head positioning and patient positioning.

Mahmoud ElJalby, Ryan Radwanski, Iyan Younus, Melissa Yuan, Graham Winston, Yuna Oh, Buse Gucer

 

 

AGENDA
 

Morning Lectures : Weill Greenberg 2nd floor conference rooms - 1305 York Ave.

Morning Lectures : Weill Greenberg 2nd floor conference rooms - 1305 York Ave. 
8:00 - 8:15 am Student Welcome Ryan Radwanski

8:15 - 8:30 am "Passion: Is Neurosurgery for Me?" Dr. Philip E. Stieg, Neurosurgeon-in-Chief
8:30 - 8:45 am "Neurosurgical Mentorship" Dr. Susan Pannullo, AANS Medical Student Chapter Faculty Advisor
8:45 - 9:00 am "Diversity: The Changing Face of Neurosurgery" Dr. Caitlin Hoffman
9:00 - 9:15 am "Discovery: Why Science and Neurosurgery Must Co-exist" Dr. Babacar Cisse
9:15 - 9:30 am Coffee Break
9:30 - 9:50 am "How to Ace Your Sub-Internship" Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield
9:50 - 10:10 am "The Focused Neurological Exam" Dr. Alex Merkler
10:10 - 10:30 am Neurosurgical Anatomy Dr. Antonio Bernardo
10:30 - 10:50  am "Neurosurgical Trauma" Dr. Kai-Ming Fu
10:50 - 11:10 am  "Spine Neurosurgery" Dr. Ali Baaj
11:10 - 11:30 am "Neuro-Oncology" Dr. Rohan Ramakrishna
11:30 am - 12:00 pm  Resident Panel Residents

12:00 - 12:30 pm -Lunch with Residents 

Afternoon Rotating Lab Sessions - OR and Weill Cornell Academic Center - 1300 York Ave.
12:30 - 3:00 pm Rotating Lab Sessions Faculty and residents, including Drs. Jeffrey Greenfield, Caitlin Hoffman, Samuel Kim, Babacar Cisse, Thomas Link, Benjamin Rapoport, Hilarie Tomasiewicz, Justin Schwartz; the NYP OR staff; and Brainlab technical support 
 

Live OR

  • Procedure Setup
  • Scrubbing
  • Sterile Fields
  • Brain Lab

 

Procedures

  • Burr Holes and Craniotomies
  • Endoscopes and OR tools
  • Ventriculostomy and Drain Pulls

 

Sewing

  • Knot Tying
  • Opening/Closing Tissue

 

Approaches

  • Head Positioning
  • Patient Positioning

 

SOLD OUT!