The Neurosurgeon's Journey podcast is a collaboration between the Medical Student Neurosurgery Training Center (MSNTC) and the Young Neurosurgeons Committee (YNC). Michael Kortz and Jeremiah Johnson discuss all topics related to a career in Neurosurgery with a wide array of guests, to help students, residents, and attendings navigate the winding path. | firstname.lastname@example.org | neurosurgerytraining.org/tnj
Episode 18 - Professional Development Series: What Should I Do as an M1 or M2?
58:39Weill Cornell medical student Kyle Zappi shares his experience on navigating a path towards neurosurgery during early medical school.
Episode 17 - Professional Development Series: The Paths To and Through Neurosurgery
38:01A discussion on what being a neurosurgeons entails and who might be fit for a career in the field.
Episode 16 - Innovators in Neurosurgery: Dr. John Adler
50:42Dr. John Adler of Stanford Medicine shares career experience defined by his innovative spirit in stereotactic radiosurgery, medical publishing, and beyond. He discusses how to reimagine what is possible and bring new, creative ideas into medical reality.
Episode 15 - Residency Application Series: Post-Match Lessons Learned
51:31Three exceptional individuals share their paths to residency matching. Sakib Huq of Pitt Neurosurgery, Michael Rothbaum of Oregon HSU Neurosurgery, and Molly Farrell of UTSA Neurosurgery discuss sub-internships, applications, and interviews.
Episode 14 - Professional Development Series: A Conversation with Nader Dahdaleh
45:12In the context of the pandemic, Dr. Dahdaleh of Northwestern Neurosurgery shares insights on how the pandemic has affected his practice and education, how we can stay vigilant in the face of adversity, how to ace Sub-Is, and emphasizes the role of virtual learning and the importance of letters of recommendation.
Episode 13 - Subspecialty Series: The Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care Pathway
31:01Dr. DiGiorgio of UCSF Neurosurgery discusses the pathways to becoming a trauma specialist and how neurosurgeons can interact with health policy.
Episode 12 - Professional Development Series: The Military's Lessons for Neurosurgery
53:56Dr. Jonathan Martin of Connecticut Children's Hospital and Dr. Ryan Radwanski of MSNTC share how grit and resilience translate from their military experiences to neurosurgery.
Episode 11 - Professional Development Series: The MD/PhD Pathway and Research in Neurosurgery
59:25Dr. Brandon Lucke-Wold of the University of Florida Neurosurgery and Divine Nwafor of West Virginia University School of Medicine discuss the MD/PhD pathway and research in neurosurgery.
Episode 10 - Professional Development Series: Considerations for the Pre-Med
43:32A discussion on the considerations for pre-medical students interested in neurosurgery, with guests Blake Bogin of James Madison University and Matt Rosenthal of Cornell University.
Episode 9 - Residency Application Series: What The Data Does (and Doesn't) Tell Us
1:13:02Dr. Johnson and Mike discuss what the data tells us regarding successful candidacy for neurosurgery residency.