Training Programs

The Pediatric Neurosurgery Training Program

1. Content of Program

◆Visiting/Studying/Training in selected surgical groups led by senior neurosurgeons, the trainee would receive comprehensive guidance and supervision from a professor/senior neurosurgeon.

◆Diseases and operations include: 

①Microsurgery: children's brain tumors, arteriovenous malformation, lumbosacral lipoma, and complex spinal cord tethering syndrome, SDR for spastic cerebral palsy, Chiari I malformation.

②Interventional therapy: all kinds of cerebrospinal vascular diseases in children.

③Endoscopy: ETV for hydrocephalus, endoscope-assisted arachnoid cyst fenestration.

④Other surgery: craniosynostosis, and VP shunt.

Clinical training includes: diagnoses and treatments of pediatric neurosurgery diseases; standard perioperative management for children; being an assistant for microsurgical operation; interventional therapy and endoscopic surgery for children. 

Optional training of microvascular anastomosis (2 weeks).

Opportunities to participate in the Chinese academic conferences.

Opportunities to participate in various research projects of pediatric neurosurgery.

Visit the neuro-anatomy training center (2 weeks).

Surgical plan discussion with all senior neurosurgeons every morning.

Whole department collective review of all surgical cases of all subspecialties every week.

Entire department collaborative review of new technique/complicated case every week.

Entire department joint morbidity and mortality (M&M) review every week.

2. Duration

◆One-month program: Observation in pediatric neurosurgery center.

◆Half-year or one-year program:

6-month/12-month program: To understand the principles of accurate surgical treatment and adjuvant therapy for pediatric neurosurgery.

3. Introduction of Professor Team



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