Neurosurgery is one of the most important and elusive frontiers in medicine. In that spirit, the goal of the Northwestern’s Neurosurgery resident training program is to equip them to explore those frontiers. Our program hopes to inspire our residents to become tomorrow’s neurosurgical leaders, and a huge part of this training is academic in nature. We actively encourage the residents to explore research and educational opportunities. To this end, we are establishing the Northwestern Neurosurgery Resident Education Fund this year. This money will be used specifically to sponsor resident research, educational courses, and academic conferences. It is our hope, that this fund will enable greater resident academic achievement than ever before.