Turkish Neurosurgery
Turkish Board of Neurological Surgery
Erkut Baha BULDUK1, Cem YILMAZ2
1Eskisehir Government Hospital, Neurosurgery, Eskisehir,
2Başkent University, Faculty of Medicine, Neurosurgery, Ankara,
DOI: 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.22521-18.1

Aim:The purpose of this study is to provide information on the process and the results of the Turkish Board of Neurological Surgery and increase the awareness on it.Material and Methods:The number of the applications to written and oral board exams organized by Turkish Neurosurgical Society Proficiency Board since 2006, the number of the successful and unsuccessful participants, and the number of the neurosurgery residents and the specialists who applied to the exam were evaluated. Results:A total of 554 candidates took the exam since 2006 when the first TBNS was applied. 260 of the candidates were successful (46,9%), and 294 (53,1%) were unsuccessful. 246 (44,4%) of those who took the test were Neurosurgeon, 308 (55,6%) were neurosurgery resident who had completed their 3rd years in their training. The highest point in the written exams was 93, and the lowest point was 33. In verbal exams, a total of 73 candidates participated, and 66 (90,4 %) of them were successful, and 7 of them (9,6%) were unsuccessful.Conclusion:Board exams are inevitable to provide a certain level of education and standardization in the training of neurosurgery. Our duty as neurosurgeons is participate in these exams and work to increase participation for continuing education.

Corresponding author : Erkut Baha BULDUK