CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurosurgery 2018; 07(02): 081-089
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1669480
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Guidelines for Neurosurgery Training Program

Raj Kumar
1   Ex-President, Neurological Surgeon's Society of India, Vice Chancellor, Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Saifai, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh
A. K. Mahapatra
2   Director (Medical), Sum Hospital, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa
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Publication Date:
09 October 2018 (online)


Training in super specialty such as neurosurgery in our country is very heterogeneous. The quality of training and even the pattern of examination vary from corporate hospitals (for Diplomate of National Board [DNB]) and medical colleges to higher institutions. The clinical exposure, type of surgical skills, teaching methods, and decision making vary from expert to expert and from institution to institution. It is the responsibility of the national regulatory bodies and professional societies to set guidelines and monitor training of neurosurgery trainees to produce optimally trained experts who serve the society and nation with acceptable risk.

The Neurological Surgeons’ Society of India (NSSI) is a responsible society of India, which is working intensively for the welfare of neurosurgery, citizens, and trainees. The NSSI organizes different standard courses for trainees across the country from time to time and tries to upgrade the deteriorating training standards all over the country to produce optimally trained experts to deal with the neurosurgical ailments.