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    Name of the WFNS Training Centre:

    Beijing Post-Graduate Training Center


    About the Training Center:

    The Beijing Post-Graduate Training Center has 7 focussed training areas. The Training Center for Interventional Neuroradiology was founded in 1993. About 192 trainees have undergone this training course with diploma so far, distributing in all provinces, autonomous regions and metropolitans under the state jurisdiction of China including Taiwan, Hong Kang and Macau. Doctors from Malaysia, Thailand and Pakistan also came to the center for training though at a shorter term. The Clinical Training Center for General Neurosurgery was founded in 2001, and till now, has trained 47 students. Founded in 2001, the Yasargil Microneurosurgical Training Center was personally inaugurated by Prof. Gazi Yasargil who, ever since then, serves as the Honorary Director. With 6 sets of surgical microscopes and operating tables, 122 trainees have completed the course at the Center. Founded in 2004, the Samii Skull Base Training Center was personally inaugurated by Prof. Madjid Samii who then became its Honorary Director. The Center is equipped with 6 sets of surgical microscopes and operating tables. 51 trainees have finished the course with a diploma at this Center. The Neuro-endoscopic Training Center was founded in 2005. The Center has 12 endoscopes and has trained 41 doctors in terms up till now. Founded in 2005, the Spinal Surgery Training Center has 6 operating tables and has held 2 courses with 40 trainees.


    Program Details:

    Capital Medical University Xuanwu Hospital is pleased to be able to announce two fellowships per annum for young neurosurgeons from developing countries. Duration of fellowship will be 6 months. Fellows will be given free meals and lodging. Travel to and from the China would be at the candidates’ own expense. Candidates will be allowed attend to conferences, workshops and other educational activities organized by Xuanwu Hospital in China during the fellowship period. Fellows can choose to observe any Neurosurgical subspecialty they are interested in, which include: Cerebrovascular surgeries, Brain tumors, Endoscopic surgeries, Spine surgeries, Interventional Neuroradiology etc. Fellows will also attend regular rounds in wards and Neuro intensive care unit. Fellows are encouraged to actively participate in educational discussions. Fellows are not permitted to perform surgeries.

    The Training Center for Interventional Neuroradiology enlists 5 to 10 trainees every year for a one-year course. The trainees take part in all medical activities including patient management and operation assistance. Each trainee has at least 80 cases to practice assistance and 20 lectures to attend annually. To accomplish this course, trainees have to pass theoretical examinations and tests of image diagnosis, English translation and practical operation and write a thesis each. They are granted diploma only if qualified in tests and overall evaluation.

    The Clinical Training Center for General Neurosurgery recruits 5 trainees every one-year term. Trainees participate in all medical activities such as patient management and operation assistance. Each trainee has to manage at least 60 patients, take part in 50 operations and attend 20 lectures a year. Before the end of the training course, the trainees have to pass written exams on the basic theory of neurosurgery and English translation as well as practical operation tests. They also have to write theses each. When qualified for the tests and on-job evaluation at the end of the term, they are granted diplomas.

    The Yasargil Microneurosurgical Training Center takes 12 trainees every term of 4 months. Trainees practice mouse vessel anastomosis as the basic microsurgery skill training. Apart from attending at least 20 lectures a term, they have to observe routine operations each day. At the end of the term, the trainees have to pass a test of surgical mouse renal transplantation, translate an English literature and write a thesis on microsurgery theory each together with overall evaluation before they are qualified for diplomas.

    The Samii Skull Base Training Center recruits 10-12 trainees every term which lasts 2 months. Trainees are required to attend 32 lectures and perform 10 types of surgical approaches to the skull base and anatomical studies on corps heads. They also have daily routine operations to observe. Before the end of the term, the trainees have to sit an exam on skull base anatomy theory, complete anatomical markings on different tissue layers of one approach, do a translation from an English literature to Chinese and write a thesis. Only those who can pass the above tests and have a good overall evaluation result are granted diplomas.

    The Neuro-endoscopic Training Center enrolls trainees for a term of 3 weeks. Apart from attending 9 lectures, the trainees have to study anatomical structure and practice surgical approaches with endoscope on corps heads.

    The Spinal Surgery Training Center: Founded in 2005, it has 6 operating tables. Each term takes in 18-24 trainees for a 3-week course. The trainees have to attend 11 lectures and practice various kinds of spinal fixing skills on the corps. We have held 2 courses with 40 trainees so far.

    The Base also accepts 2 trainees from the developing countries every year for advanced learning. These trainees must prove their qualification with university graduation degrees and neurosurgeon practice license of their original nations. They have to acquire proficient language ability in either English or Chinese. Our Base provides free boarding and lodging as well as pocket money of 500 yaun per month for each trainee.


    Required documentation:

    • A copy of the passport or the ID card
    • A copy of the diploma in Medicine or a certificate issued by the Faculty of Medicine.
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) with a personal photo
    • The letter(s) of recommendation.
    • A motivation letter
    • Certificate of qualifications for medical practice
    • Certificate of employment with a hospital or institute
    • Copy of Graduate/postgraduate certificate
    • Health Examination Form which you should get from the China embassy
    • Any documents which can show you have health insurance in China


    How to Apply:

    The applicant please fill out the Online Application Form. Only the online application will be accepted. At the end of satisfactorily completing the rotation, Certificates are issued by the training Center and WFNS.

    August 2022