Updated on May 15, 2023. 

NSGY*801K. Intro to Neurosurgery. This 1-week rotation will introduce students to adult neurosurgery. Students will assist in the care of patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting at the Medical University Hospital. Students will also attend the neurosurgery grand round conferences.  1 s.h.

NSGY*802J. General Neurosurgery. At the completion of this clinical rotation, students will be able to: 1. Recognize clinical neurosurgical diagnoses and discuss their management issues in some of the most common neurosurgical disorders (subdural and epidural hematomas, head/spine trauma, hydrocephalus, AVM, etc.). 2. Perform a focused history and neurological exam for neurosurgical disorders. 3. Discuss basic neurosurgical approaches to common neurosurgical disorders, as well as the post-operative care and long-term management issues. 4. Understand the contributions and limitations of diagnostic imaging (CT, MRI) and neurophysiological testing (EEG, EMG/NCV) in patient assessments. 5. Discuss the non-surgical treatment of neurosurgical diagnoses and the common complications which might occur with/or without neurosurgical intervention. 2.5 s.h.

NSGY*852. Gen Neurosurg Externship ASE. This neurosurgery externship will provide exposure to all facets of neurosurgery, both pediatric and adult. Students will have the opportunity to provide outpatient and inpatient pre-operative and post-operative care in the clinic and hospital setting. Through didactic teaching, care of patients in the clinic and hospital, and direct observation of neurosurgical procedures, students will become familiar with common neurosurgical disorders and methods of treatment at all ages. Students will be expected to have an "on-call" schedule similar to a PGY-II neurosurgical resident. 5 s.h.

NSGY*860. Neuroscience ICU. This Neurosciences ICU externship will provide students with a thorough understanding of basic general critical care and neuro-critical care concepts. The students are expected to read the syllabus that is provided to them. Students are expected to learn the fundamentals of resuscitating patients with severe acute neurologic injuries. Students will become familiar with airway management issues, respiratory management, circulatory support, management of increased intracranial pressure, and management of comorbid conditions seen in patients with acute neurologic injury. Students will be expected to become familiar with all critical care issues and instructed on imaging interpretation as it pertains to ICU patients. Students will participate in hands-on procedures under close supervision and will be expected to have an "on-call" schedule similar to a PGY-II neurology resident. 2.5 or 5.0 Variable credit hours.

NSGY*901A. Neurosurgery Elective. This rotation includes all non-MUSC pre-approved electives for 4th year students. 2.5 or 5.0 variable credit hours.

NSGY*901E. Neurosurgery Externship. Individualized research. 2.5 or 5.0 Variable credit hours.

NSGY*971E. Neurosurgery Research. Research based elective for 4th year medical students. 5 s.h.