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NS-402 Neurosurgery Elective

Director: Dennis Oh, MD

Location:  Baystate Medical Center, Medical Office Building, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA


To gain experience in providing medical care to the neurosurgical pediatric and adult patient with a variety of neurologic conditions including trauma, spinal disorders, tumors of the central nervous system, cerebrovascular disease, hydrocephalus and craniofacial deformities.


The student will...

  • evaluate patients with a variety of neurological conditions and interpret laboratory and radiographic studies used in the treatment of these disorders.
  • assist in inpatient and emergency department consultation.
  • assist in the operating room with a neurosurgeon.
  • assist with neurological procedures
  • gain experience in the outpatient clinic, icu and patient wards.
  • attend rounds, weekly trauma morbidity and mortality conference and weekly neuroradiology conference.

Other: Please call two weeks in advance to confirm schedule. Telephone: 413-794-4482.

Course Number



4 weeks

Hours per Week


Night Call/Weekends

1 night per week.
1 weekend per month.


1 student per Block

Alternate Dates

Yes, at discretion of
the Director



On-Campus Housing

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medicine and Surgery Clerkships.

If you would like to apply for this elective, please refer to Application Process.