Department and Faculty
The Department of Neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, is home to over 12 neurosurgeons. The department includes subspecialty teams in complex and minimally invasive spine, cerebrovascular, tumor, skull base, and functional neurosurgery.
Close collaboration with colleagues and team members in neurology and neurocritical care provides an outstanding opportunity to learn the science and art of neurosurgery as part of a multidisciplinary team. Research opportunities are available in all these areas, including unique opportunities for collaboration with renowned basic scientists in neurodegenerative diseases.
Neurosurgery faculty members supervise all residents' patient care activities. Supervision is based on the complexity of the case and on residents' training, experience and demonstrated competence. Residents receive less direct supervision over time as their experience and abilities grow.
In addition to working with program faculty, you are assigned allied health staff to provide support for duties that don't require a physician. These staff members include medical secretaries, registered nurses, schedulers, and other clinical and administrative staff.
Advisers and mentors
You are assigned a staff mentor to review your progress and career goals. Your mentor meets with you periodically throughout the Neurologic Surgery Residency to ensure that your educational needs are being met.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures, participate in hospital rounds and have informal discussions with trainees. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these educational opportunities.