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  Neurosurgical Atlas and personal gain
Posted by: Guest - 7 hours ago - Forum: General resident issues - No Replies

Does anyone else find it off-putting that Aaron Cohen-Gadol is using Neurosurgical Atlas as a platform to funnel patients to himself and his business? Maybe this is just how things have to be to support a resource like Neurosurgical Atlas but this just reeks of exploiting what's supposed to be a resource for all neurosurgeons for personal gain.

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  Ways for a neurosurgeon to do basic science research without running a lab
Posted by: Guest - 8 hours ago - Forum: General Discussion - No Replies

I'm an MS3 who's been doing clinical research for the past 3 years. I've published many papers (20+) but over the past few months I've realized that I've missed the intellectual rigor that comes with working in a basic science lab. During undergrad, I employed 2-photon imaging/optogenetics to study the mouse brain, but didn't realize until too late that my interests were more actually suited towards molecular biology/computation. If I were to do a post-doc/fellowship following med school, I'd probably know less than an undergrad given that I never learned basic molecular bio techniques. 

Therefore, I was wondering if there was some way in the future that I can get involved in basic science studies without having to run a laboratory? I've seen some of the neurosurgeons at my institution collaborate with basic scientists, so perhaps that's one option? I also really enjoy computation/coding, although I'm not sure how to apply those skills. In general, I'm wondering if anyone here has seen any neurosurgeons participate in high level studies without having to actually run a traditional lab? I've seen presentations online from neurosurgeons like Chris Ames from UCSF who've done some high level research without running their own lab. I'm hoping to eventually go into spine as well with a focus on complex spinal deformity.

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  Research in neurosurgeon lab over summer -- but NO PAY?
Posted by: Guest - 02-04-2023, 02:43 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (11)

I'm getting the opportunity to do summer research in the lab of a well-respected neurosurgeon at a well-respected program. 

HOWEVER, they are not offering any stipend or pay or accommodations or any financial support. Its in a different city so I'll have to pay my own housing and everything else. 

Is this normal? Or is it a scam? 

Thank you so much

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  Cooper?
Posted by: Skullator - 02-03-2023, 11:15 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (1)

Does Cooper Health's neurosurgery residency only accept osteopathic applicants, or is it just coincidence that each of their residents is a DO? 

Do any other programs have preferences to DOs?

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  rank lists
Posted by: Guest - 02-03-2023, 08:13 PM - Forum: On the trail - Replies (1)

Hey all, I cannot even figure out my top 5, much less my top 10. I keep rearranging my list and even based on just vibes I cannot tease these programs apart. They're all clinically strong programs, gave off good vibes, and in good cities/towns.

What are things that factored into making your rank lists? For residents or attendings: what ended up being up-played or downplayed now that you've gone through it all? What do you think I should prioritize?

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  2022-2023 Spreadsheet?
Posted by: Brainless - 02-02-2023, 01:57 PM - Forum: On the trail - Replies (1)

Hey y'all, for some reason I cant find the google spreadsheet with applicant information for 2022-2023. Was it taken down? Am I that brainless? If someone could put the link here, id really appreciate it.

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  Stanford?
Posted by: Guest - 01-29-2023, 10:13 AM - Forum: General interest - Replies (9)

What happened at Stanford? It looks like they are missing a PGY-1 and PGY-4, anyone know what happened to them?

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  How difficult is neurosurgery compared to other surgical fields?
Posted by: Guest - 01-28-2023, 02:46 PM - Forum: General Discussion - Replies (16)

As stated in the title of the post, how difficult is neurosurgery compare to a field like general surgery, plastics, ortho, etc. I know that mainstream culture has the perception that neurosurgery is a highly complex and intricate field. However, I'm curious if that is actually true? I've had the chance to observe gen surg, ENT, and neurosurg cases during med school. However, it's still difficult for me to gauge the relative "difficulty" of these fields as I'm not actually the one wielding the knife. I recently asked a plastics resident this same question and he stated that plastics is more difficult due to the broader anatomy that he works with. However, there's obviously an element of bias there.

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  New Programs
Posted by: Guest - 01-24-2023, 11:37 PM - Forum: Job openings - Replies (1)

What are some of the newly opened programs?

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  Will acceptance become EASIER in the upcoming years??
Posted by: Guest - 01-22-2023, 11:15 PM - Forum: General interest - Replies (18)

So here's the thing:

Many gen Z and millennials want a good lifestyle. They don't want to work surgeon hours. So many top applicants are not even applying to surgery. 

Also, the number of spots is increasing, because of the larger population growth. 

As a result, acceptance into neurosurgery will become easier.

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