Medical Student Neurosurgery Training Camp 2019

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Weill Cornell Medicine / Keck Medicine of USC

New York, NY / Los Angeles, CA

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The AANS Medical Student Chapters and Departments of Neurological Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and Keck Medicine of USC invite you to participate in a one-day event for medical students (from any medical school) considering specialization in neurological surgery. This is a unique opportunity for students to learn from faculty and current residents.

After the huge success of the 2018 Medical Student Training Camp, we are excited to announce TWO locations for the 2019 event. This year, the course will be held on March 30th, 2019 at Weill Cornell Medicine and Keck School of Medicine of USC. Please note that the training camp will take place from 8am-3pm local time.

If you attended the Cornell course last year, we are working on a whole new track for returning students to ensure every year is a valuable new learning experience.

This is a hands-on experience intended to prepare medical students for neurosurgical sub-internship, residency application, and neurosurgical training. Through didactics and laboratory training sessions, students participating in this course will be highly prepared for neurosurgical sub-internship. This course is intended for medical students at any stage of their training. There is no fee to RSVP for this event, however a $20.00 USD payment will be required to confirm your final registration. Space is limited, and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. That being said, we are working to accommodate as many students as possible and ensure spots for all students starting sub-internships in 2019.

The 2019 Medical Student Neurosurgery Training Camp is going to be an incredible day of learning, career exploration, and networking - we hope to see you all there!

Check out the 2018 Training Camp Recap Video

2018 Training Camp Schedule at Weill Cornell

Check back for the updated 2019 schedule, which may vary from 2018 and/or between campuses

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


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


  • Knot Tying
  • Opening/Closing Tissue


  • Head Positioning
  • Patient Positioning
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