Neurosurgery in the global era: A message to young neurosurgeons

Isao Date, Satoshi Murai

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The unexpected coronavirus pandemic has markedly reduced travel to and from Japan;however, we expect that the problem will be resolved in time and the global era will return to normal. The number of neurosurgeons studying abroad was on an upward trend compared to previous years. This article presents the results of a questionnaire survey on Japanese neurosurgeons studying abroad. In addition, it included advantages and disadvantages of studying abroad, the direction at which academia is heading in the global era, the importance of English as a communication language, and global activities of the Japan Neurosurgi-cal Society and Japanese Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Finally, the concept of global neurosurgery is introduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)208-215
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Neurosurgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Global era
  • Neurosurgeons
  • Study abroad

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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