Mayo Clinic neurosurgical resident using surgical navigation instrumentation in the operating room

Graduate medical education in neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic

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The Neurologic Surgery Residency at Mayo Clinic in Arizona harbors a unique platform for training with a high case volume with varying complexity, highly experienced faculty, world-class technologies, and a supportive environment.

It houses a one-of-a-kind hybrid OR setup combining an interventional MR suite, and cranial and spinal operating rooms equipped with the ARTIS pheno arm. The Mayo Clinic Enterprise provides the largest residency program in the world which allows for unique opportunities and collaboration.

Video: The Arizona Experience


Video: The Arizona Experience

The Neurosurgery Simulations and Innovation (NSI) lab is focused on creating novel simulation approaches for patient and trainee education, testing new therapies through clinical trials, and anatomic research.

The Precision Neurotherapeutics laboratory is cured at using mathematical medical modeling to understand disease behavior including that of high-grade gliomas.

Our program emphasizes a cohesive, inclusive, and vibrant environment, community, and culture that you will want to be a part of her life. We emphasize self-care and the care of each other. We celebrate both teamwork and the individual. 


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Mayo Clinic neurosurgical resident viewing enhanced cranial images in the operating room

Your training experience

As a resident at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support inside and outside of the campus to promote wellness and ensure work/life balance.

More about the curriculum

Environmental portrait of Neurologic Surgery Residency program director Bernard Bendok, M.D.

Director's welcome

"We are very passionate about inclusivity and diversity within our working environment. We aim to provide a comprehensive training infrastructure with emphasis on mentorship and building a successful career."

More from the program director


Upon successful completion of the Neurologic Surgery Residency, residents will be eligible to take the oral board exam offered by The American Board of Neurological Surgery after two to five years of practice. 


The Neurologic Surgery Residency Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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