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130.01  CIEx - Neurosurgery Elective - VAMC-SF  (1.5 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): P. Larson       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. Students will have opportunities to recognize common diagnoses in neurosurgery practice, observe common procedures, and compose treatment plans for these common conditions. Students will serve as part of the patient care team.

130.02  CIEx - Neurosurgery Apprenticeship  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Aghi       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. During this CIEx, the student spends 2 weeks with 1-2 faculty members to see what the life of a neurosurgery attending is like in both the clinic and operating room settings.

130.03  CIEx - Neurosurgery Subspecialty  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Aghi       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. During this CIEx, the student spends 2 weeks with the team of neurosurgery residents at Parnassus rounding on patients and going to the operating room. Students also join residents for academic conferences.

130.04  Pediatric Neurosurgery   (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): N. Gupta       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: None       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Student - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. During this CIEx, the student spends 2 weeks with the team of neurosurgery residents at Mission Bay or Children’s Hospital Oakland rounding on patients and going to the operating room. Students also join residents for academic conferences.

140.01  Advanced Neurosurgery Clerkship  (3 - 11 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Aghi, M. McDermott       Prerequisite(s): NEURO SURG 140.05, NEUROLOGY 110

Restrictions: UCSF does not accept international students for clinical experiences.       Activities: Direct - Lecture, Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Student - Lecture, Student - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

The clinical clerkships allow students considering a residency in neurological surgery to work with our faculty and the current residents in all aspects of the neurosurgery service, as well as interact with faculty in other departments who regularly work with the Department of Neurological Surgery. Students can rotate at all our teaching hospitals.

140.02  Off-Campus Clerkship  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Aghi       Prerequisite(s): Neurology 110

Restrictions: 4th Year Medical Students       Activities: Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact

Clinical clerkship in approved hospitals by special arrangement, and approval of the dean and chairperson of the department.

140.03  Advanced Inpatient Clerkship 2  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Aghi       Prerequisite(s): 140.01, NEURO SURG 140.01

Restrictions: UCSF Students Only       Activities: Direct - Conference, Direct - Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Student - Conference

This four week advanced sub-internship is completed after the student finishes Neurosurgery 140.01: Advanced Inpatient Clerkship and allows the student to become an even more integral part of the neurosurgery service , assisting members of the house staff and faculty. Activities continue to include ward and ICU rounds, observing and assisting in the OR, taking night call, and attending grand rounds and other teaching conferences, but with even deeper involvement than Neurosurgery 140.01

140.05  Clinical Neurosurgery  (1.5 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Aghi       Prerequisite(s): MS3 or MS4 standing.

Restrictions: MS3, MS4       Activities: Conference, Clinical Clerkship

Students will shadow a resident and interact with faculty accordingly in the operating room, inpatient setting and outpatient clinic. Student experiences will differ by site but may include treatment of movement disorders, epilepsy, pediatric and adult brain tumors, head and spinal trauma (operative and non-operative management), hydrocephalus, aneurysms, peripheral nerve disorders and disc disease.

140.16  Clinical Neurosurgery - Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Y. Kuo       Prerequisite(s): Surgery 110

Restrictions: N/A       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Students will be part of the UCSF-Fresno Neurological Surgery team at Community Regional Medical Center Neurosurgery consisting of faculty and physician assistants. Students will participate in all aspects of care for neurosurgical patients and will interact with faculty and PA's accordingly in the operating room, neurocritical care ICU, inpatient floors and outpatient clinics.

150.01  Research in Neurosurgery  (3 - 24 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor and department.

Activities: Field Work, Laboratory, Project

Research project under the direction of a member of the faculty. Extensive background reading will be required and discussion of important topics will be held at weekly laboratory and program project research conferences.

198  Supervised Study  (1 - 9 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): M. Aghi       Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor preceptor and approval of third- and fourth-year coordinator.

Restrictions: Medical students only       Activities: Direct - Project, Direct - Independent Study, Student - Project, Student - Independent Study

Focused study and directed reading under supervision of a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the department.