Duration: 4 weeks

Distribution of student's time:
60% inpatient care
20% clinical rounds
20% conferences/lectures

On-call responsibility: Every 4-5 days

Enrollment/Period: 4 maximum, upon availability

Prerequisites: Completion of core clerkship in Medicine and Surgery


  • Level of knowledge
  • Level of skills
  • Professionalism and quality of patient care
  • Participation and performance in conference

Methods to be used in student Evaluation:

  • Observation of performance by faculty and house officers

Educating medical students is a key mission of the Henry Ford Department of Neurosurgery. We welcome senior medical students from medical schools across the U.S. to rotate with our department. This subinternship at the Henry Ford Hospital is designed to initiate the subintern into the neurosurgical milieu by rapid and total immersion in the activities of a busy urban neurosurgical practice. The subintern will take call with our house staff, providing a unique opportunity to participate in the primary diagnosis and treatment of subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracranial trauma, spine trauma and other neurosurgical conditions, which present to our quaternary care hospital. Active participation is further broadened by the participation in a variety of neurosurgical procedures, both at the bedside and in the operating room. Direct faculty contact is enhanced by participation in outpatient clinics. Experience at the Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital rounds out the rotation which spans the subspecialty services, including neuro-oncology, vascular, spine, and functional neurosurgery.

If you're interested in rotating with us, please contact our residency program coordinator, Diane Pierzynski.

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