Winter 2020

Chair's Message

It is an exciting time to be part of the Young Neurosurgeons Committee (YNC). Under the tremendous leadership of the outgoing chair, Edjah Nduom, MD, FAANS, the committee’s footprint has grown. The mission of the YNC, to integrate young neurosurgeons i...

Secretary's Message

Welcome to the Winter 2020 Young Neurosurgeons Committee newsletter! In this issue, we highlight YNC news from the 2019 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego and provide updates on issues important to young neurosurgeons, from medical students...

YNC News

An Evening at the San Diego Zoo The first ever Young Neurosurgeons Evening at the San Diego Zoo was an incredible success. Organized by AANS Past President Shelly Timmons, MD, PhD, FAANS, the evening was designed for young neurosurgeons and their entire...

Recognizing and Mitigating Neurosurgery Resident Burnout

The concept of physician burnout has pervaded press, social media and even research manuscripts over the past decade. Increasing awareness is likely due to actively increasing pressures of workload, physician accountability and documentation as well as...

Ambulatory Spine Surgery: Understanding Stakeholders and Benefits within a Unique Setting for a Novice Surgeon

Only recently has there been a renewed interest in performing both non-instrumented and instrumented spinal procedures. Analogous to outpatient shifts in total hip and knee replacement, innovation, technology and outward health care migration patterns...

Neurosurgery in Canada: A Period of Transition toward Competency-by-design (CBD) for the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) is the governing body responsible for the accreditation of residency training programs in Canada. Although the core principles of neurosurgical residency training in Canada are similar to...

The Current State of the Neurosurgical Match

Sifting the match statistics published by the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) since 2009 (and those published by the San Francisco Match in preceding decades), it is evident that the arduous nature of matching into neurosurgery has long been...

Section Updates

All of the sections are looking to increase medical student involvement. Joining a section is a quick process that can be completed online, and membership is free! Visit the section website for specific information. Cerebrovascular (CV): The CV section...

CSNS National Meeting Update

The Council of State Neurosurgical Societies (CSNS) continues to provide an important platform for the AANS and CNS to identify, deliberate and formulate policies on the ever-evolving socioeconomic issues affecting neurosurgical practice in the United...

Medical Student Chapter Spotlight: University of Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin AANS Medical Student Chapter is uniquely combined with the School of Medicine’s NeuroScience Interest Group (NSIG). This collaborative effort provides a wide array of opportunities for medical students to gain exposure t...

Book Reviews

Neurosurgery Primary Examination Review By Amgad Hanna, MD, FAANS This text is not your typical question-and-answer board review book. It’s special. It takes a different approach to reviewing essential Primary Examination content while keeping the h...