The spine fellowship at Rush University Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery, is a one-year appointment offered to a candidate who has completed an ACGME-accredited neurosurgery residency program or its foreign equivalent.
The fellowship will focus on the development of comprehensive patient management clinical skills to diagnose and treat a broad range of spinal disorders that includes; degenerative spinal disorders, spinal deformity, complex fractures, infections and spinal tumors. There is a broad exposure to modern spinal instrumentation, minimally invasive surgical techniques, intraoperative image guidance and sophisticated intraoperative imaging.
The Fellow will actively participate in the dedicated teaching conferences, by presenting of a topic of their choice, select journal club articles for review and discussion, provide a spine anatomy cadaver course to the residents and attend monthly department meetings. There is ample opportunity to participate in clinical, anatomic, biomechanical and/or neuroscience research.
Lastly, the spine fellowship program adheres to the policies and program requirements set forth by the RRC/ACGME and the Society of Neurological Surgeons with regards to the training, supervision, duty hours, core competencies, goals and objectives, evaluations, etc.