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.
The only course-based certificate program in skull base surgery in North America, this program provides in depth
immersive training in advanced approaches and techniques in skull base neurosurgery divided into three multiday
dissection courses covering anterior/anterolateral, lateral, and posterolateral skull base approaches.
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.
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.
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.
This 3-day dissection-centered course forces on the most challenging approaches in skull base surgery involving the
temporal bone, including the middle fossa anterior transpetrosal, peri- and translabyrinthine, transotic, trancochlear, and
infratemporal fossa approaches.
This one of a kind 5-part lecture series takes medical students on 3D virtual journey along each cranial nerve from its
origins in the brain to its cranial exit, exploring the different anatomical structures encountered along the way
and the relationships between them.
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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.