Duke Neurosurgery residents have a big say in their own life and education. We believe that education that is a collaboration between teachers and learners is the best model. Therefore, a Residency Improvement Process meeting is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m.
During the first 30 minutes of this meeting the residents meet by themselves (all residents except the chiefs are released to attend) to determine three to five things that need to be improved or changed.
During the last 30 minutes the program director and associate program director join the meeting and work with the residents to solve the issues identified by the residents. This process means the residents have a huge input into the educational design of the residency, how rotations work, how research is accomplished, and overall resident wellness and resiliency.