Education Residency

Virtual sub-internship: events for medical students going into neurosurgery


Join us for one session or our entire series of 45-minute events for medical students going into neurosurgery.

Featuring discussions with Washington University neurosurgery faculty and residents, the events will cover everything from advice about going into neurosurgery, how to get the best clinical training, and becoming an innovative neurosurgeon-scientist. Bring your questions!

To sign up and receive the Zoom link please email Sophie Church.

Neurosurgery in Ireland

Each of our residents has the opportunity to spend six months in Dublin, Ireland as a practicing neurosurgery registrar. Our senior residents tell you about this unique training experience.
Sunday 7/19/20 4 p.m. Central Time.

Residency Leadership

Our residency program director Gavin Dunn, MD, and assistant program director Josh Osbun, MD, describe their vision for residency training and answer applicants’ questions.
Sunday 7/26/20 4 p.m. Central Time.

View from the Chairs: Department Leadership

Neurosurgery’s current and previous chairs, Greg Zipfel, MD, and Ralph Dacey, MD, share the secret behind the sauce: how does WashU train so many successful neurosurgeons who become leaders in their field?
Sunday 8/2/20 4 p.m. Central Time.
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Life in Washu Residency

The best people to teach about residency are often the residents themselves.  Our residents will discuss their training experience and life in St. Louis.
Sunday 8/9/20 4 p.m. Central Time.

Innovators, actors, TV show producers: Not your typical neurosurgeons

Emmy award winners Eric Leuthardt, MD, and Albert Kim, MD, run a podcast, put on stage plays, hold dozens of patents, and have a television show with PBS.  They will discuss some of the unique training and academic opportunities at WashU that drive real innovation.
Saturday 8/15/20 4 p.m. Central Time.

Learning from the most complex cases

Good training involves an exposure to a wide collection of cases. Neurosurgery faculty share a collection of interesting cases.
Sunday 8/23/20 4 p.m. Central Time.

Becoming neurosurgery physician-scientists

WashU has the largest number of RO1 funded neurosurgeons of any department in the country.  A selection of these faculty introduce you to their research and how WashU residents build their own path to an academic career.  
Sunday 8/30/20 4 p.m. Central Time.