Subspeciality Training in Neurosurgery

  • Ch. Ostertag
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica Supplements book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 69)


Evolution for neurosurgeons is not at a standstill. The environment, competition from neighbouring fields, advances in biology and changes in the level of information available to our patients, the “market” will favour and demand subspeciali-sation. Subspecialists are characterized by recognized records of excellence. The best suited to impart knowledge to a clinical fellow is the senior subspecialist who is working within a group of other complementary subspecialists. To develop subspecialty expertise takes a minimum of one, preferably two years of training. Neurosurgery will retain and regain its strength as a discipline by diversification, not by clinging to monolithic uniformity.


Neurosurgery professional training subspecialisation practice standards 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ch. Ostertag
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Stereotaktische NeurochirurgieNeurozentrumFreiburgFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Abteilung Stereotaktische NeurochirurgieNeurozentrumFreiburgFederal Republic of Germany

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