Surgical Neuroanatomy Elective for Medical Students

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Neuroanatomy Elective for Medical Students
The Weill Cornell Surgical Innovations Lab for Skull Base Microneurosurgery offers an elective on surgical neuroanatomy and basic concepts of neurosurgery for visiting medical students nearing the end of their schooling who wish to peruse post-graduate specialty training in neurology, neurosurgery, or otolaryngology. Neurosurgery is a broad field covering a range of diagnostic and therapeutic interventions that target pathological processes affecting the brain, spine, and peripheral nerves. This elective provides a comprehensive overview of clinically relevant surgical neuroanatomy and ties in discussions of neurosurgical cases that include concepts of neuropathology, diagnostic techniques, and therapeutic interventions.

This non-accredited elective is provided without fee for visiting medical students who wish to gain knowledge of neurosurgery, and is offered throughout the year – especially during the summer months. This elective is not open to medical school graduates seeking admission to U.S. residency programs. Admission is limited to visiting students currently enrolled in medical degree granting programs.

If you are interested in attending this elective, please e-mail Dr. Bernardo at