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Neurosurgery Residency

The Dartmouth Neurosurgical Residency Program has been an approved training program since its inception in 1947 by Dr. Henry Heyl, later the editor of the Journal of Neurosurgery.  With a mission to provide the highest level of academic and clinical teaching, the program has proudly graduated neurosurgeons who have been successful across a wide range of endeavors. 

Sited at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, the nation's fourth oldest, and the new campus of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, the academic flagship of a progressive regional health care system, the program enjoys state-of-the-art facilities within the enviable setting of a New England university community

The six-year curriculum, following an integrated PGY-1 year (which includes general surgery, neurology, critical care and neurosurgery rotations), includes rotations in clinical adult and pediatric neurosurgery, interspersed with related neuroscience disciplines including neuroradiology and neuropathology and 12 months of research experience. Instruction follows graduated progression through increasing levels of intellectual growth, technical proficiency, and clinical responsibility, culminating in twelve months as chief resident.  By the final year of training, the resident has acquired a broad education, is capable of teaching medical students and junior residents, and is able to operate with confidence across the full range of neurosurgical disorders. One resident is admitted per year.  Residents spend all of the clinical neurosurgical rotations at DHMC.

Residents in this program are held to the highest professional standards and are respectfully treated as colleagues.

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