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he UPMC Department of Neurological Surgery offers a seven-year (PGY 1-7) residency program that is internationally renowned as a training ground for exceptional neurosurgeons. Accredited by the UPMC Graduate Medical Education Council, as well as the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the program is currently approved to train 28 residents, four each year. The goal of the program is to provide exceptional clinical and scientific education to top-notch graduates of medical schools who wish to be future leaders in the field of neurological surgery. The program focuses on training to maximize medical knowledge, build patient care skills, and provide for practice based and systems based learning. The department stress professionalism and interpersonal and communication skills, and relies heavily on both inpatient and outpatient use of informatics.