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Overview

The seven-year Neurologic Surgery Residency at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, 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.

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 residents 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.

Accreditation

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

Certification

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.

Your training experience

Your training experience

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

More about the curriculum

More about life as a resident

Director's welcome

Director's welcome

Mayo Clinic has long been a leader in education, and it exists as the largest graduate medical institution in the country. Given its unique position with multiple sites across the country and large practice volume, you will benefit from opportunities that are unavailable at any other institution.

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Choosing Mayo Clinic

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Campus and community

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Stipend and benefits