Education: Welcome Message from Director Brian L. Hoh MD
On behalf of the faculty, residents and staff, welcome to the University of Florida, Department of Neurosurgery Residency program. Residency education at UF is a technically exciting and intellectually challenging seven-year experience. Upon completion of the program, a resident will have a keen sense of accomplishment, will have built many life long friendships, and will possess all the tools necessary to become an outstanding neurosurgeon in either the world of academia or private practice.
As evidence of the stature and quality of our program, July 16, 2008 we were awarded continued full accreditation for 5 years and a complement increase to 3 residents per year by the Neurosurgery Residency Review Committee of the ACGME. With over 900 hospital beds between the Shands at UF Hospital and the Malcolm Randall VA Medical Center, and a new 200 bed Shands Cancer Hospital set to open in 2009, the educational opportunities for a resident are immense. As a UF resident, you will become adept at caring for patients with brain tumors, neurovascular disorders, complex spine problems, epilepsy, children’s neurological illnesses, movement disorders, and trauma to the brain and spine from our nationally and internationally recognized faculty. Nearly 4500 neurosurgical operations were performed during the 2010-11 year.
Research opportunities, like neural stem cell, are likewise abundant with mentoring from one of the twelve clinical faculty or faculty from the Department of Neuroscience at the McKnight Brain Institute. Opportunities for extramural research are also available. Our approach to your education is along the principles of the ACGME Outcome Project including strict adherence to the duty hours guidelines. An expert medical educator recently joined the faculty to further develop and implement innovations in Neurosurgical education.
A great university, a great faculty, a great program, and all in Gainesville, recently voted one of the most livable cities in America. If you are interested in further exploration of UF Neurosurgery, our education team stands ready to assist you with any questions you may have.
Brian L. Hoh, MD, FACS, FAHA, FAANS
Residency Program Director
Department of Neurological Surgery