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Department: MENSU-Neurosurgery
Course: 501-Clinical Neurosurgery

Course Coordinator: Dr. Raymond Sawaya
Course Faculty: Dr. Raymond Sawaya
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Medicine Core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
Statement of Goals:
ELECTIVES IN THIS DEPARTMENT MUST HAVE PRIOR APPROVAL FROM FACULTY. DO NOT SUBMIT APPLICATION FOR THIS DEPARTMENT WITHOUT A SIGNED APPLICATION. This elective is an introduction to clinical neurosurgery. The course features close contact with patients and emphasis upon the logic of diagnostic investigation and an understanding of the basic mechanisms of neurosurgical disease.
Learning Activities
The clinical emphasis at the Ben Taub General Hospital is upon neurosurgery of head and spinal injury; at The Methodist Hospital and Veterans Affairs Medical Center, intracranial surgery and vascular disease and spinal surgery; at Texas Children's Hospital, pediatric neurosurgery; and at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, tumor surgery and pain control.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Jillian Jones
Contact Phone: 713-798-5421
Contact Fax:
Contact Location: 7200 Cambridge, Suite 9a
Address: BCM650
Email: 713-798-5421
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