NSIG – Neurological Surgery Interest Group

  • Officers

    Co-Presidents Sam Malnik & Kyle Scott
    Co-Vice Presidents Natalie Applebaum & Zachary Sorrentino
    Co-Treasurers  Dwayne Coleman & Rodeania Peart
    4th Year Liaison Patricia Sacks

    Welcome to the Neurological Surgery Interest Group!

    The Department of Neurosurgery at the UF College of Medicine aims to provide opportunities for medical students to engage the field of Neurological Surgery. The Neurological Surgery Interest Group (NSIG) supports this aim by introducing medical students to faculty and residents within the Department of Neurosurgery and providing hands-on learning opportunities.

    In following with this mission, NSIG aims to provide resources including:

    • Small group clinics dedicated to teaching about surgical techniques and technologies in the OR
    • Case-study presentations
    • Contacts for research opportunities
    • Opportunities for shadowing in the Neurosurgery OR
    • Resident and Faculty panels for medical students to learn about the field

    The Field of Neurosurgery

    Neurosurgery is a field of medicine dedicated to the treatment and care of conditions arising in the nervous system and the vasculature that supply it. Owing to the complexities and mysteries of the brain and its connected nervous system, Neurosurgery is truly a unique surgical practice and provides a lifetime of challenge and opportunity.

    The best way to investigate the field is to get involved, which is exactly what this group will help you achieve.

    Neurological Surgery Residency & Fellowship

    Neurosurgery residency is not for the faint of heart. It’s a 7 year journey, which includes an internship year and often clinical research. It is the longest residency you can currently choose in the United States.

    As of 2020 Match, there were 232 positions available in Neurological Surgery. Many consider the Neurological Surgery residency to be highly competitive and suggest performance in the top third of the class, a Step 1 and 2 score above 240, and evidence of research. For more suggestions attend our meetings and ask questions — get involved.

    Shadowing Opportunities & Research

    There will be opportunities to shadow Neurosurgeons and conduct research related to neurosurgery through this student group. In an effort to facilitate these opportunities, please contact one of the officers, who will then put you in touch with someone to shadow and discuss research.

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