During this year each intern will rotate on a variety of services, including three months of Neurology, three months of General Surgery, and six months of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital. While on the neurosurgical service each intern will learn and become more experienced with basic management of the neurosurgical patient. A lot of time will also be spent in the Neuro ICU where the intern will learn the basic procedures necessary for the proper care of neuro-critical patients. These procedures include placement of external ventricular drains, intracranial pressure monitors and central/arterial lines. The intern will also begin their surgical experience by participating in a variety of neurosurgical operations. The goals of the neurosurgery intern are to develop knowledge of surgical diseases and complications, develop surgical judgment, learn basic pre- and post-operative care, and develop elementary skills in surgical technique.