NSU 7200

Surgical Specialty - Neurosurgery


Claire Olesen
Course Coordinator

Curriculum Focus
Clinical Level
MS Year
Terms Offered



Catalog Description:  During the course, the student will evaluate patients in the outpatient clinic. Students will learn about basic disease processes and are encouraged to spend time in the operating room observing neurosurgical procedures. Medical students will also participate in daily teaching rounds and should attend most regularly scheduled conferences held within the department.


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Site Code

Site Name



Clinics and Surgery Center

Neurosurgery Clinic

UMMC - East Bank

Students go to both sites


Hennepin County Medical Center

Hennepin Healthcare Clinic and Specialty Center

Students go to both sites

Required session attendance:

Typical weekly schedule/Delivery Mode:  Rounds at 5:00am duties assigned by chief resident daily so end time varies on assigned duty. No weekends required but used for make-up days if needed.

Direct patient care:  Yes

Consent Requirement: Open to student scheduling

Course Objectives:  This course should provide students with an exposure to the basic neurosurgical diseases that they may encounter in any medical field. Recognition of these problems will allow future appropriate referral of these patients. In addition, students will gain:

  • an exposure to the management of neurosurgical problems and emergencies;
  • an exposure to the diagnosis of neurosurgical disease processes;
  • an appreciation for the technical requirements of performing neurosurgery; and
  • an appreciation of neurosurgery as a career.

Graded Components:

  • Clinical assessment by attending
  • Participation in conferences
  • Case Studies Completed

Grading Scale:  P/N


Allow repetition of course: Repetition not allowed

Limited to Student Type:  No

Course equivalency: N/A

Related curricular experience:

Secure Exam:

Course evaluation:  MedHub