Hands-On Dissection Courses


The Weill Cornell Neurosurgical Innovations and Training Center is committed to education—not only for medical students
and residents but also for physicians and neurosurgeons worldwide. Our skills-based educational courses cover everything
from basic to advanced and minimally invasive techniques in neurosurgery. We currently offer the following courses.

Complex Surgical Approaches to the Skull Base
This intimate 3-day dissection-centered course forces on complex skull base approaches including the fronto-
orbitozygomatic, pericavernous, middle fossa anterior petrosectomy, translabyrinthine, far lateral. All material is presented
in an immersive 3D format.

Mastering the Basics of Neurosurgery: Common Approaches
This 4-day dissection-centered course forces on mastering some of the most common workhorse approaches in
neurosurgery including the pterional, supraorbital, subtemporal, retrosigmoid, midline suboccipital, interhemispheric
transcallosal, suboccipital transtentoiral, and supracerebellar infratentorial, as well as lateral cervical dissection. All material
is presented in an immersive 3D format.

Palm Beach Course on Complex Approaches in Neurosurgery
This unique 4-day dissection-centered course forces on mastering some of the most complex approaches in neurosurgery
including the pterional, fronto-orbitozygomatic, trans- and pericavernous, endoscopic transnasal transsphenoidal,
subtemporal, middle fossa, anterior and posterior transpetrosal, retrosigmoid, far lateral, lateral cervical, occipital
transtentorial, supracerebellar infratentorial, and the interhemispheric transcallosal.

Transtubular Approaches in Neurosurgery
This unique hands-on course provides a comprehensive overview of basic transtubular neurosurgical approaches
and their respective modifications.

Private Neurosurgical Courses
Customized individual one-on-one training opportunities for residents, fellows, and surgeons wishing to gain a deeper
understanding of skull base neurosurgery.

Dissection Manual
View our Skull Base Dissection Manual used in our Surgical Approaches to the Skull Base dissection course.

Course Photo Gallery
View photos from past courses and see what our continuing medical education workshops are like.

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Weill Cornell Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide
Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit for programs that are developed by Weill Cornell faculty as part of the medical
school’s overall program of CME.