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Career Development in Neurosurgery Research for Medical Students, Residents and Young Neurosurgeons: From Finding Mentorship to Starting and Funding a Lab

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Research has always been integral to the field of neurosurgery. Its purpose is to improve patient treatment paradigms and stimulate innovation. Given these efforts, an emphasis on research quality and productivity has become a minimal requirement to enter and progress in academic neurosurgery. However, the barrier to entry in neurosurgery research remains relatively high for medical students, neurosurgery residents and young neurosurgeons — which may be prohibitive for academic progress. Providing transparency in the research process is a necessary step in reducing the barriers that have been formed. Read More

Cross-Post: A Night in the Life of a Busy Neurosurgical Resident

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From time to time on Neurosurgery Blog, you will see us cross-posting or linking to items from other places that we believe will interest our readers. Today’s post originally appeared on Medicine @ Brown Magazine. Abdul-Kareem Ahmed, MD, provides a poignant depiction of one night as a neurosurgical resident at the University of Maryland. Every patient’s worst moment is Dr. Ahmed’s every day. Read More

Cross-Post: Death by 10,000 Clicks: The Electronic Health Record

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From time to time on Neurosurgery Blog, you will see us cross-posting or linking to items from other places that we believe will be of interest to our readers. Today’s post originally appeared in MedPage Today on Jan. 21. In the op-ed, neurosurgeons Anthony M. DiGiorgio, DO, MHA, and Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD, MBA discuss the burden of electronic health records (EHR) at their institution, the University of California San Francisco. Read More