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What makes a neurosurgeon?


Historically, surgical training was an advanced, multi-year apprenticeship. Many surgical training programs were set up as a ‘pyramid’ with multiple trainees beginning a residency but only 1-2 completed, as the grueling nature of the work would naturally create attrition.

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4 Part Blog Series: Considerations as Junior Faculty: What Should I Be Doing? – Part 1: You Are Done with Training, Now What?

Association of Women Surgeons

You’ve completed surgical training and are now a junior faculty member. – Part 1: You Are Done with Training, Now What?" By: Christine Castater, MD, MBA Congratulations! This is the … Continue reading "4 Part Blog Series: Considerations as Junior Faculty: What Should I Be Doing?


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The Future of Neurological Surgery: Adapting to GME Changes


Until the 19 th century, surgical training was haphazard with no standardization. The surgical trainee learned through observation of a mentor and finished training when the mentor decided it was time. As surgery evolved from a trade to a profession, surgical training also evolved, pioneered by William S.

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Revolutionizing Surgery: Insights from Caresyntax’s Panel on Data-Driven Medtech Development


The report advocates for a data-driven approach to enhance surgical training, support decision-making, and optimize healthcare outcomes, stressing the transformative potential of platforms (like the Caresyntax surgical intelligence system) in driving medtech innovation and improving patient care.

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5 Reasons Every Operating Room Needs a Camera

BFW Inc.

In preparation for surgery, especially rare cases, surgical team members can study videos to familiarize themselves with the procedure – allowing them to enter the OR aware of the critical stages of the operation and the key indicators that will cue their actions.

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Needle-Moving AI Research Trains Surgical Robots in Simulation

NVIDIA: Healthcare

The surgical framework enables developers to train robots like the da Vinci Research Kit robot, or dVRK, to manipulate both rigid and soft objects using reinforcement learning and imitation learning frameworks running on NVIDIA RTX GPUs.

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