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Tao Yang and Qin-Shui Yin

T o T he E ditor : We read with great interest the paper by Mattei et al. 1 (Mattei TA, Frank C, Bailey J: Design of a synthetic simulator for pediatric lumbar spine pathologies. Laboratory investigation. J Neurosurg Pediatr 12: 192–201, August 2013). The authors introduced a pilot study synthetic simulator for pediatric lumbar spine pathologies. It is a modular system with a spinal cord pressure detector. It provides great value in surgical training and qualitative evaluation. We

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Ajay Hegde

, examination patterns, work hours, surgical training, and medium of learning in their article. The authors noted that despite working long hours, residents were dissatisfied with their operative training and hands-on exposure. As a surgical resident, one of the most important aspects of training is the surgical skills they develop through the period. The authors in their study state that more than 60% of the respondents felt the need for better hands-on exposure during the training. This is a concern with

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Russel H. Patterson Jr.

Surgeons. Dr. Ray grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the son of a physician. He graduated from Franklin College and Northwestern Medical College. After an internship and a year of internal medicine, he became a surgical house officer at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts, under Harvey Cushing. After Dr. Cushing's retirement in 1932, Dr. Ray moved to New York to continue his surgical training under George Heuer at the newly opened New York Hospital. After finishing his training in

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Rebecca A. Reynolds and John C. Wellons III

motherhood during surgical training . JAMA Surg . 2018 ; 153 ( 7 ): 644 – 652 . 6 Hope C , Reilly JJ , Griffiths G , Lund J , Humes D . Factors associated with attrition and performance throughout surgical training: a systematic review and meta-analysis . World J Surg . 2021 ; 45 ( 2 ): 429 – 442 .

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, or systematically distribute any published materials without written permission from JNSPG. 2016 Introduction: The role of surgery within the context of global public health has only begun to emerge. The core issues are: the enormous global unmet need—lack of access and competent providers; positive overall societal economic impact, but often with catastrophic hardship to patients and families; novel methods of surgical training and task-shifting; and increasing political will through

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Naci Balak

. Aysima Altinok . Acta Neurochir (Wien) . 2007 ; 149 ( 9 ): 943 – 948 . 5 Mohan D , Moisa HA , Nica DA , Ciurea AV . Dr . Lenke Horvath (1917-1991): creator of pediatric neurosurgery in Romania . World Neurosurg . 2016 ; 88 : 651 – 654 . 6 Balak N , Broekman MLD , Mathiesen T . Ethics in contemporary health care management and medical education . J Eval Clin Pract . 2020 ; 26 ( 3 ): 699 – 706 . 7 Tisell M , Balak N . Surgical training . In: Honeybul S , ed

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Russell Meyers

laude) in 1933 and the M.D. degree in 1935 at the University of Wisconsin. During his rotating internship (1935–36) at the Research Hospital of Kansas City he was inspired and encouraged by Dr. Frank Teachenor to pursue his already established, but as yet larval, interests in neurosurgery. The following year he served as resident in neuropsychiatry at Wisconsin General Hospital under Dr. Hans Reese and Dr. Mabel Masten. He obtained his general surgical training under Dr. George W. Crile and his

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Ralph G. Dacey Jr.

quality of surgical training. 6 The concern is that not only are today's patients not benefitting from the regulation of hours but that future patients may be at risk because today's surgical residents are not getting adequate exposure to the surgical experience that is necessary for them to achieve competence. In the current issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine , investigators from Duke University have provided new information that bears on this issue. 1 They have examined national

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Joseph Ransohoff

his internship, Dr. Davidoff served as surgeon to the Byrd-McMillan Arctic Expedition in 1925. On his return from this famous adventure he was asked by a charming young lady to speak of his experiences at a literary circle. Ida Fisher, now a member of the faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Leo were married in 1926 after completion of his neurosurgical residency with Dr. Harvey Cushing at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. After Dr. Davidoff's formal surgical training and

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Daniel A. Donoho, Dhiraj J. Pangal, Guillaume Kugener, Martin Rutkowski, Alexander Micko, Shane Shahrestani, Andrew Brunswick, Michael Minneti, Bozena B. Wrobel, and Gabriel Zada

experiencing an ICAI during their career, few have encountered an ICAI during training. 1 , 2 Since ICAI is the most serious vascular complication associated with minimal-access endonasal surgery and often portends a poor neurological outcome or mortality, 3 trainees are typically not the primary surgeon responsible for managing ICAI if one should occur. As a result, progression through a standard surgical training pathway for otorhinolaryngology or neurosurgery does not result in the acquisition of