Mayo Clinic neurologic surgery faculty Dr. Chaichana in the operating room

Graduate medical education in neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic

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The Neurologic Surgery Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, started in 2012. This residency program provides a rigorous, comprehensive surgical training experience designed to produce the highest caliber academic and clinical neurosurgeons. This residency is intellectually and technically challenging, with high expectations and standards for its trainees. At the same time, the program fosters a sense of camaraderie and accomplishment emanating from the collective talent and dedication of the residents and staff at Mayo Clinic.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL


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While the emphasis is on training academic neurosurgeons, the Neurologic Surgery Residency offers the versatility required for a career in either academia or private practice. The program provides you with a solid foundation in basic neuroscience and preparation for both written and oral neurosurgery board examinations, as well as opportunities for laboratory and clinical research alike, including the option to pursue an advanced degree in neuroscience and neurosurgery or clinical and translational research.

Most importantly, the Mayo Clinic training program offers an unparalleled experience by combining a large clinical volume of complex cases with a faculty of innovative, skilled, and subspecialized neurosurgeons who are committed to our uniquely autonomous and education-oriented mentorship model.

As a Neurologic Surgery resident, you participate in the Mayo Model of Care for all neurosurgery patients as an integral member of the neurosurgical team, always maintaining Mayo Clinic's primary value: the needs of the patient come first.

You spend a minimum of 54 months in clinical neurosurgery throughout the program. There is sufficient elective time for you to participate in research projects, prepare for an academic career, or acquire extra subspecialty clinical expertise.


The program fulfills the training requirements as defined by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


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

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