Undergraduate Medical Education
is not a mandatory undergraduate rotation although over the years it
has grown in popularity amongst medical students within an outside Aga
Khan University for elective and selective rotations. The student who
chooses neurosurgery works closely with the residents and attending as
an integral member of the team. The residents have responsibility for
teaching these students and interns. These interactions with students
are an important guide to mentoring for the residents.
Postgraduate Medical Education
is available in the section of Neurosurgery. There is extensive
clinical experience, on the wards, in the operating room and in
clinic. The student attends conferences and rounds with the residents
and attending. Three to four interns rotate through Neurosurgery in
every cycle for two to three months each. Attention is given to educate
these interns in evaluation and management of Neurosurgery problems,
including didactive sessions. Several of these interns go on to apply
for neurosurgery residency positions every year.
Neurosurgery offers a five year structured residency programme after
two years of General Surgery training. Currently seven residents are
working in the residency program, while two candidates are selected each
year. The academic activities involve multidisciplinary grand rounds,
neuropathology, neuroradiology meetings, and journal clubs. The alumni
of this residency programme are currently working at various key
positions nationally and internationally.
Currently there is no fellowship programme in Neurosurgery is being offered at Aga Khan University.
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