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The authors describe a novel 4-month clinical placement in neurosciences intensive care medicine (NICM) undertaken in the first specialty registrar (ST1) year of neurosurgical training as part of a clinical neurosciences themed training year. Neurosurgery is unique among British surgical specialties in having pioneered themed early years in run-through training to replace basic surgical training in general surgical specialties as part of Modernising Medical Careers. After describing events leading to the new neurosurgical training, the knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired in NICM are highlighted alongside discussion of logistic aspects and future directions from an inaugural experience.

Original publication

DOI

10.1080/02688690802512841

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Neurosurg

Publication Date

04/2009

Volume

23

Pages

193 - 196

Keywords

Critical Care, Education, Medical, Graduate, Humans, Neurosciences, Neurosurgery, United Kingdom