Project Spotlight

UVA Neurosurgery Teaching and Mentoring Initiative

The main purpose of the UVA Neurosurgery Teaching and Mentoring Initiative is to enhance the personal and professional training experience of medical students. Throughout the academic year, the UVA Department of Neurosurgery hosts between 50-100 medical students on clinical and research rotations varying from two to four weeks in duration. We will improve the formal clerkship curriculum by providing innovative mechanisms to increase medical fund knowledge, tools that will promote and advocate independent research and facilitate meaningful interaction through feedback between medical students, residents and attending physicians. By providing a digital platform ranging from personalized clerkship schedules to interactive neuroanatomy modules, seminal research papers and videos of operating room technique and procedures, we strive to foster early interest in neurosurgery and set an example of UVA thought and training leadership within the national academic medical community.

UVA Neurosurgery Teaching and Mentoring Initiative