IU School of Medicine

Elective Title: 93SN730 — NEUROSURGERY


This elective is for students who have developed a strong interest in the nervous system, and who wish a further exposure to aid in making a career decision, or who wish to pursue laboratory studies, or a combination of the two activities. The course will be individualized, depending upon the student's interests. The student will follow patients at University or Wishard Hospitals and attend neurosurgery conferences. Those students who have a desire and an appropriate background may participate in laboratory and/or clinical investigative studies.

Elective Details:

Primary Contact for Add/Drops: Scott Shapiro (sshapiro@iupui.edu)

Director: Scott Shapiro, M.D.

Campus: Indianapolis

Location: IU Health Methodist Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis)

Learning Objectives

  • 1) Describe and discuss the nervous system (MK1)
  • 2) Demonstrate cerebral and spinal localization skills (PC5)
  • 3) Employ patient care responsibilities at the level of an "acting intern" (PC1)
  • 4) Design and develop a clinical or translational research project (PBLI1)


  • Clinical Performance Evaluation Form; (100% Clinical Observation)

Enrollment Information

Prerequisites: 3rd or 4th year status

Availability with Max Students per Month:


Duty Hours: 50

Time Distribution: 100% Clinical

Elective Type Category: CP - Clinical Practice

Notes and Enrollment Information:

Add/Drop Contact Person: Scott Shapiro (sshapiro@iupui.edu)

Third Year Elective? Yes

Interprofessional Skills and Service Learning

Interprofessional Collaborative Skills: None

Service Learning Included: None