Acting Internships

Opportunities for a four-week internship are available for fourth year medical students interested in a visiting rotation. Dr. Nicholas Bambakidis is the Director of the Acting Intern Program. If you would like to discuss the program, he can be reached by e-mail at or by telephone at 216.844.8758.

Students participate actively as members of the neurosurgical team and come away from the rotation with an in-depth experience in neurosurgery. Students observe cases in the operating room and are responsible for the postoperative care of patients under the supervision of the attending neurosurgeon and chief resident as well as attending clinics with faculty members each week.  Students are given the opportunity to make a brief presentation at one of the weekly neurosurgery clinical conferences.

For information regarding the registration process through the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, please click on or contact Renee Pickel in the Registrar’s office by telephone at 216.368.6137 or e-mail at Once you have submitted your completed application to the Registrar’s office, please notify our Education Coordinator, Lois Hengenius, of the dates you requested for your acting internship so she can follow up on the status of your application.

Housing in the hospital vicinity is available.  The department will provide guidance on housing arrangements so please contact Ms. Lois Hengenius at 216.844.3472 or