According to United States neurosurgeon requirements, an individual who wishes to practice neurosurgery must complete four years of college, four years of medical school, a one year internship program, and 5-7 years of neurosurgery residency. The reason that aspiring medical professionals must complete these residencies is because even after medical school they are still not prepared to practice medicine in the United States. In medical school these individuals learn basic medical skills, gain some medical knowledge, and might build experience practicing medicine, while during a residency the doctor will gain in-depth, hands-on instruction in the art of practicing a specific field of medicine.

Dr. Ramin Rak can perform many surgical procedure as a result of the extensive residencies he completed after finishing medical school. These residencies are the reason Dr. Ramin Rak has so many hospital affiliations and awards during his career as a neurosurgeon.

During his training, Dr. Ramin Rak completed the following residencies:

Washington Hospital Center Department of Neurosurgery: Dr. Ramin Rak started working at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. after he earned his medical degree from the Free University of Brussels in Belgium. At the Washing Hospital Center, Dr. Ramin Rak completed an externship, internship, and a year of General Surgery residency at the Department of Surgery.

NIH/NINDS/Surgical Neurology Branch, in Bethesda, Maryland: Dr. Ramin Rak was a Neurosurgical Fellow.

George Washington Department of Neurosurgery: Dr. Ramin Rak became a Neurosurgery Resident.

Mid-Atlantic Spine Institute: Dr. Ramin Rak teamed up with Dr Sekhar and together completed a micro-neurosurgery clinical and research fellowship with the University of Maryland. They also founded the Spinal Cord Foundation in North Virginia.

North Shore-LIJ: Dr. Ramin Rak became a Clinical Neurosurgery Fellow, Cerebrovascular and Skull Based Surgery under the direction of Dr. Sekhar.

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque  Dr. Ramin Rak was the Chief Neurosurgery Resident at the university and also taught a series of Neurosurgery lectures.


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