Junior Resident Boot Camp 2015

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For the third year in a row, Weill Cornell was chosen as the east coast venue for the Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS) Junior Resident "boot camp" - an intensive hands-on training course that matches experienced neurosurgeons with young residents in dissection labs and simulation labs. The course takes place in the Weill Cornell Medical College Gross Anatomy Lab, in the Surgical Innovations Lab for Skull Base Microneurosurgery, and in the Skills Acquisition and Innovation Laboratory (SAIL).

Surgical instruments at the ready for the nearly 70 residents who participated in this year's course
Surgical instruments at the ready for the nearly 70 residents who participated in this year's course
Residents gather in the Gross Anatomy Lab
Residents gather in the Gross Anatomy Lab
Residents work on models first before moving on to cadaver stations
Residents work on models first before moving on to cadaver stations
Dr. Elowitz uses a model first before the dissection begins
Dr. Elowitz uses a model first before the dissection begins
Dr. Elowitz oversees residents beginning dissection
Dr. Elowitz oversees residents beginning dissection
Dr. Elowitz guides residents in a spine surgery technique
Dr. Elowitz guides residents in a spine surgery technique
Dr. Gordon Baltuch of the University of Pennsylvania oversses residents at a skull base station
Dr. Gordon Baltuch of the University of Pennsylvania oversses residents at a skull base station
Dr. Ning Lin guides residents at a cranial station
Dr. Ning Lin guides residents at a cranial station
Dr. Ning Lin (left) guides residents at a cranial station
Dr. Ning Lin (left) guides residents at a cranial station
Dr. Ning Lin guides residents at a cranial station
Dr. Ning Lin guides residents at a cranial station
Dr. Ning Lin guides residents at a cranial station
Dr. Ning Lin guides residents at a cranial station
Dr. Kim works with residents at a spine station
Dr. Kim works with residents at a spine station
Dr. Hartl starts at a model table before moving to a dissection station
Dr. Hartl starts at a model table before moving to a dissection station
Dr. Hartl directing students at a spine station
Dr. Hartl directing students at a spine station
Sixth-year Weill Cornell resident Michael Virk (right) assists Dr.Mark Bilsky of MSKCC at a spine station
Sixth-year Weill Cornell resident Michael Virk (right) assists Dr.Mark Bilsky of MSKCC at a spine station
Dr. Mark Bilsky uses spine models to prepare residents for hands-on dissections
Dr. Mark Bilsky uses spine models to prepare residents for hands-on dissections
Dr. Mark Bilsky uses spine models to prepare residents for hands-on dissections
Dr. Mark Bilsky uses spine models to prepare residents for hands-on dissections
Residents work together at a cadaver station
Residents work together at a cadaver station
Residents work together at a cadaver station
Residents work together at a cadaver station
Dr. Bernardo (center) and Dr. Stieg (right) oversee students at a skull base station
Dr. Bernardo (center) and Dr. Stieg (right) oversee students at a skull base station
Dr. Bernardo (center) oversees students at a skull base station
Dr. Bernardo (center) oversees students at a skull base station
Dr. Stieg confers with Dr. Bilsky during the Anatomy Lab session
Dr. Stieg confers with Dr. Bilsky during the Anatomy Lab session
Dr. Stieg participates at the cranial model station
Dr. Stieg participates at the cranial model station
In the Anatomy Lab, residents get hands-on experience
In the Anatomy Lab, residents get hands-on experience
In the Anatomy Lab, residents get hands-on experience
In the Anatomy Lab, residents get hands-on experience
In the Anatomy Lab, residents get hands-on experience
In the Anatomy Lab, residents get hands-on experience
Dr. Hartl prepares for hands-on spinal dissection
Dr. Hartl prepares for hands-on spinal dissection
Dr. Hartl talks to his students before hands-on spinal dissection
Dr. Hartl talks to his students before hands-on spinal dissection
In the SAIL Lab, Dr. Patsalides demonstrates intra-arterial techniques
In the SAIL Lab, Dr. Patsalides demonstrates intra-arterial techniques
In the SAIL Lab, Dr. Patsalides demonstrates intra-arterial techniques
In the SAIL Lab, Dr. Patsalides demonstrates intra-arterial techniques
In the SAIL Lab, Dr. Patsalides demonstrates intra-arterial techniques
In the SAIL Lab, Dr. Patsalides demonstrates intra-arterial techniques
In the SAIL Lab, residents worked on simulators
In the SAIL Lab, residents worked on simulators
In the Surgical Innovations Lab, residents practiced microsurgical techniques
In the Surgical Innovations Lab, residents practiced microsurgical techniques
In the Surgical Innovations Lab, Dr. Christopher Winfree (right) guides a resident through microsurgical techniques
In the Surgical Innovations Lab, Dr. Christopher Winfree (right) guides a resident through microsurgical techniques
Weill Cornell spine fellow Japhet Ngerageza guides resident
Weill Cornell spine fellow Japhet Ngerageza guides resident
Teaching microsurgical techniques in the Surgical Innovations Lab
Teaching microsurgical techniques in the Surgical Innovations Lab
Teaching microsurgical techniques in the Surgical Innovations Lab
Teaching microsurgical techniques in the Surgical Innovations Lab
Teaching microsurgical techniques in the Surgical Innovations Lab
Teaching microsurgical techniques in the Surgical Innovations Lab