The Neurosurgeon’s Journey
Episode 9 - Residency Application Series: What The Data Does (and Doesn’t) Tell Us

Episode 9 - Residency Application Series: What The Data Does (and Doesn’t) Tell Us

January 13, 2021

Dr. Johnson and Mike discuss what the data tells us regarding successful candidacy for neurosurgery residency.

Episode 8 - Subspecialty Series: Becoming a Spine Surgeon

Episode 8 - Subspecialty Series: Becoming a Spine Surgeon

January 6, 2021

A discussion on what it takes to become a spine subspecialist in neurosurgery, with Dr. John Shin (Director of Spinal Deformity Surgery and Spine Oncology) of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

Episode 7 - Residency Application Series: The Path for IMGs to US Neurosurgery

Episode 7 - Residency Application Series: The Path for IMGs to US Neurosurgery

December 16, 2020

A discussion on what it takes for an IMG to earn a neurosurgery residency spot in the United States, with Dr. Panos Kerezoudis, PGY3 from Mayo Clinic Rochester, and Dr. Gregoire Chatain, PGY4 from the University of Colorado

Episode 6 - Subspecialty Series: Becoming a Vascular Neurosurgeon

Episode 6 - Subspecialty Series: Becoming a Vascular Neurosurgeon

December 9, 2020

A discussion on what it takes to become a vascular neurosurgeon, with Dr. Adam Arthur (Vascular Neurosurgery Fellowship Director) and Dr. David Dornbos (Open/Endovascular Fellow) of Semmes Murphey Clinic, as well as Dr. Tyler Lazaro, PGY4 of Baylor College of Medicine

Episode 5 - Residency Application Series: Applying Without a Home Program

Episode 5 - Residency Application Series: Applying Without a Home Program

December 2, 2020
A discussion on how to navigate the unique challenges faced by those applying to neurosurgery residency without a home program at their medical school, with Dr. Monica Mureb, PGY1 at New York Medical College
Episode 4 - Professional Development Series: Social Media in Neurosurgery

Episode 4 - Professional Development Series: Social Media in Neurosurgery

November 18, 2020

A discussion on how to effectively and professionally build a social media presence with Dr. Laura Stone-McGuire, PGY-6 of UIC, and Dr. Joseph Linzey, PGY-2 of Michigan.

Episode 3 - Residency Application Series: Lessons Learned from Two Neurosurgery Applicants

Episode 3 - Residency Application Series: Lessons Learned from Two Neurosurgery Applicants

November 10, 2020

A discussion with two 4th-year medical students, Sakib Huq of Johns Hopkins University and Michael Rothbaum of New York Medical College, on pre-interview neurosurgery residency application lessons learned, both in general and in the context of COVID. 

Episode 2 - Residency Application Series: The Resident’s Perspective on Sub-Internships and Interviews

Episode 2 - Residency Application Series: The Resident’s Perspective on Sub-Internships and Interviews

November 3, 2020

A discussion on what it takes to do well on sub-internships and interviews with Dr. Christopher Graffeo, PGY-7 of Mayo Clinic, and Dr. Joseph Linzey, PGY-2 of Michigan.

(While most of the conversation's advice and opinions have ramifications even considering the COVID pandemic's limitations, please note that it is mostly meant for the context of a normal application cycle)

Episode 0 - An Introduction to The Journey

Episode 0 - An Introduction to The Journey

October 27, 2020

Welcome to The Neurosurgeon's Journey Podcast, a collaboration between Brain and Spine Group's Medical Student Neurosurgery Training Center and the AANS's Young Neurosurgeons Committee. Michael Kortz and Jeremiah Johnson give a brief overview of the podcast and highlight their vision moving forward. 

Episode 1 - Residency Application Series: Neurosurgery Applications in a Pandemic

Episode 1 - Residency Application Series: Neurosurgery Applications in a Pandemic

October 14, 2020

A discussion on the challenges and opportunities of applying to neurosurgery residency in the COVID environment, with Dr. Gabriel Zada from USC and Dr. Jasmine Thum-Dicesare from UCLA.

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*Special thanks to Dr. Dave Segar, from BWH, on his outstanding work with the CNS Symposium this past June!

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