Neurosurgery Residency Program Earns High National Ranking

Oct. 30, 2018

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Residency is a critical time in every young doctor’s career. It’s when they receive the training they need to become board certified and care for patients on their own. And which residency program they complete can shape their future career in medicine.

With this in mind, our residency program director, Dr. Jeffrey Bruce, and the other neurosurgeons in the department go above and beyond for residents. Our neurosurgeons volunteer their time to teach special cadaver labs, which offer residents a hands-on environment for learning certain neurosurgical techniques. Residents are also encouraged to pursue many research opportunities, even presenting their research at national conferences.

And when a unique educational opportunity comes up, like traveling abroad to see how neurosurgery is practiced in other countries or delving into healthcare policy, our residents receive the support and guidance they need from the neurosurgeons here at Columbia University Irving Medical Center/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

Educational experiences like these help residents truly make the most of their training and prepare them to be the best doctors possible.

But don’t just take our word for it.

Doximity, a social network for medical professionals, maintains a directory of more than 4,000 residency programs across 28 specialties and ranks programs by reputation. The directory serves to help medical students determine the residency program best suited for them.

And in compiling its 2018–2019 directory, Doximity ranked our neurological surgery residency program here at Columbia as No. 3 in the nation. More than 315,000 peer nominations, ratings and handwritten reviews were submitted to Doximity to identify the residency programs with the best reputations.

You can learn more about our residency program here.

Learn more about program director Dr. Bruce on his bio page here.

To continue reading about why our residency program is ranked so highly…

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