Under the table, his hand landed uncomfortably high on my thigh. Our conversation had drifted from our mutual interests in molecular biology research of brain tumors to books and music. Until that moment, I had felt really positive about our connection. It was 1984, and my infatuation with neurosurgery had led me to try and break into an overwhelming male subspecialty. I knew it would take something special to convince a program to make the leap and accept a woman. Throughout the lavish dinner event for the visiting resident applicants, I had foolishly thought, perhaps this was such an opportunity. When the hand landed, the conversation abruptly changed, and the senior faculty leaned very close and, with an unmistakable leer, said, “I would really love to help you become the first woman in our residency program. Shall we make those plans later tonight?” Read More
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Journal of Neurosurgery (JNS) Publishing Group are pleased to announce the publication of four editorials on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on neurosurgical practice. This batch of editorials concludes our rapid-response collection on this topic. Altogether the collection boasts 19 papers, an introduction and 18 editorials, published in the Journal of Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics or Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. All of the articles are posted online, and they will also be accessible by PubMed Central as part of the Public Health Emergency COVID-19 Initiative. Read More
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group are pleased to announce the publication of eleven new editorials on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on neurosurgical practice. The series kicked off last week with three editorials and an introduction on the subject, which were published in the Journal of Neurosurgery and the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted medical practice across the globe. The effects are most notable in the fields of infectious disease, virology, emergency and critical care medicine, and epidemiology. Other medical specialties, including neurosurgery, however, are also impacted. Read More
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