"In these days when science is clearly in the saddle and when our knowledge of disease is advancing at a breathless pace, we are apt to forget that not all can ride and that he also serves who waits and who applies what the horseman discovers." ~Harvey Williams Cushing, MD, "The Father of Modern Neurosurgery," 1928
Neurosurgery is a field in which scientific research and applied clinical practice are closely intertwined. Discoveries and advancements are made at a rapid pace, and today’s neurosurgeon requires the very best educational opportunities throughout his or her career. Young neurosurgeons as well as more experienced surgeons must have opportunities to augment their knowledge and experience. To that end, the Mayfield Foundation supports lectures, courses, clinics, and conferences that provide hands-on learning alongside classroom instruction and collegial discussion.
Most of these lectures and courses are directed at neurosurgical residents and fellows, who gain unparalleled opportunities to meet and interact with some of today’s most accomplished neurosurgeons. In addition, the opportunity to learn alongside residents from other institutions across the country enables young neurosurgeons to build relationships with present and future colleagues.
A few notable accomplishments of medical education & training funded by Mayfield Foundation:
- The Jeffrey T. Keller Lectureship, an annual event that brings world-renowned neurosurgeons to Cincinnati to present on their field of expertise to medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing physicians.
- The Ozarks Neurosurgery Education (ONE) Clinic, a hands-on and practical instruction course open to neurosurgical residents from across the country.
- The Mayfield Surgical Innovation Center, which features hands-on training courses for practicing physicians, residents, and fellows. Courses offered at the Innovation Center enable physicians to further their knowledge of new trends, techniques, and technologies in the field.