PGY 2

Patient Care

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Take and document a comprehensive neurosurgery history and do a physical examination
  • Understand when to order presurgical laboratory studies and imaging and what the results of such studies mean in the context of treatment
  • Develop and implement appropriate care plans in consultation with the chief resident or attending surgeon
  • Counsel patients on the risks, goals, limits and alternatives to both simple and more complex neurosurgical procedures, supervised by the chief resident or attending surgeon
  • Perform selected surgical procedures (e.g., ventriculostomies, VP shunt placement, simple craniotomies) under direct supervision of chief resident or faculty
  • Assist in major surgical procedures and perform, under supervision, portions of such procedures that are appropriate for his or her level of training.
  • Work with other health care professionals on the neurosurgery team and health care professionals from other disciplines who are involved in a patient's care
Medical Knowledge
Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate an ongoing and improving ability to learn from errors
  • Locate, appraise and assimilate evidence from scientific studies related to common neurosurgical problems
Interpersonal and Communication Skills

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Provide compassionate care, as determined by patients, families, colleagues and auxiliary health professionals in wards and outpatient settings
  • Work effectively as a member of a healthcare team
  • Communicate effectively with other healthcare professionals on consulting services
Professionalism

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to patients' culture, age, gender and disabilities
  • Demonstrate integrity and a commitment to patients that supersedes self-interest
  • Participate meaningfully in ongoing professional development by submitting research for peer review to journals and national meetings
Systems-Based Practice

The resident will develop the ability to:

  • Advocate for quality patient care and assist patients in dealing with system complexities
  • Practice cost-effective health care and resource allocation by using evidence-based medical practice that does not compromise quality of care
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Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery
127 S. San Vicente Blvd., Suite A6600
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery
127 S. San Vicente Blvd., Suite A6600
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Contact us if you have questions or would like to learn more about the Neurological Surgery Residency Program at Cedars-Sinai.

Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurosurgery
127 S. San Vicente Blvd., Suite A6600
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Samantha Phu, Neurological Surgery Residency Program Coordinator