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Education Programs

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Undergraduate Medical Education

Faculty in the department such as Michael Koltz, M.D., and Ramsey Ashour, M.D., are consistently highly rated teachers at Dell Medical School in the preclinical and clinical curriculum. Faculty members help teach medical students in the basic neurosciences and neuroanatomy and provide hands-on training to neurosurgery clinical clerks and subinterns through clinical rotations at Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas and Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas.

Graduate Medical Education

The department hosts visiting medical students and neurosurgery residents at busy clinical neurosurgery services at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin, the Level I trauma center Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas and Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas. The department offers a robust collaborative clinical education program through the rich faculty and staff of the pediatric neurosciences program.

In addition, Nicholas Barbaro, M.D., associate chair of education in the department, also serves as the assistant dean of GME strategy and leads the Dell Medical School Distinction Program for Care Transformation. The program helps selected residents from all specialties advance their skills as future health systems leaders while exploring and discovering new possibilities in patient care and population health through design and innovation.

Continuing Medical Education

The Department of Neurosurgery host visiting professors, virtual visiting professors (VViP) and other distinguished speakers at the department’s regular Grand Rounds. Speakers are distinguished expert neurosurgeons, neuroscience clinicians and practitioners who speak on a wide range of topics related to neuroscience diseases and systems of care to improve patient outcomes.

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