Pediatric Neurosurgery Training Survey
A survey of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN)
1. Select your country from the below list *
2. Insert number of years of GENERAL neurosugical training in your country *
Your answer
3a. Does the neurosurgical residency begin right after obtaining the MD degree? *
3b. If NO, insert number of years after MD degree it begins
Your answer
4. How long is the overall training (Medical School plus residency) of a neurosurgeon ? (insert total number of years) *
Your answer
5a. Do you have a final Board Examination in Neurosurgery? *
5b. If YES, is Pediatric Neurosurgery included?
6a. Is a period of training in Pediatric Neurosurgery mandatory for all residents? *
6b. If YES, how long? (insert number of years)
Your answer
7a. Do you have a log-book during residency? *
7b. If YES, what are the Pediatric Neurosurgery items?
Your answer
8. Is the EANS Course mandatory in your country? *
9. How does a resident become a pediatric neurosurgeon in your country? *
Your answer
10a. Is there a minimum exposure to pediatric cases, before being considered a pediatric neurosurgeon? *
10b. If YES, what is the case load?
Your answer
11a. Is a theoretical course mandatory, before being considered a pediatric neurosurgeon? *
11b. If YES, what type of course?
Your answer
12. How is the ESPN Postgraduate Course (3-year cycle) considered in your country, with respect to pediatric neurosurgical practice? *
13a. Is there a national postgraduate course on Pediatric Neurosurgery in your country? *
13b. If YES, is it mandatory?
Your answer
14a. Is specific training (fellowship) in Pediatric Neurosurgery mandatory, before being considered a pediatric neurosurgeon? *
14b. If YES, what are the criteria for an institute to be considered a validating pediatric neurosurgical training center?
Your answer
15. How would you evaluate pediatric neurosurgical training in your country at this moment? *
16. Pediatric and adult neurosurgery practice in your institution: Removal of a craniopharyngioma in a 12-year-old is performed by... *
17. Pediatric and adult neurosurgery practice in your institution: Surgical management of a cerebral AVM in an 8-year-old is performed by... *
18. Pediatric and adult neurosurgery practice in your institution: Surgical management of spinal dysraphism in a 48-year-old is performed by... *
19. How would you characterize your practice? *
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