Residency Program and Application Process

Application Process

Neurosurgery Training Program Educational and License Requirements: State law requires certain educational requirements for licensure in California. In most circumstances, graduates of American and Canadian medical schools will have little, if any, difficulty in meeting these requirements:

  • Award of the M.D. degree from an LCME/CCME accredited medical school
  • Completion of at least 32 months of medical training
  • Completion of at least 72 weeks of clinical training?
  • Completion of at least one period of clinical training in each of the five core areas of surgery, pediatrics, medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, and psychiatry

Resident applicants must apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Please send any additional application materials to:

Department of Neurosurgery
300 Pasteur Drive, Room R281
Stanford, CA 94305-5327

After applications have been reviewed, qualified candidates will be offered an interview. Resident interviews are held in December; exact interview dates can be found on The Society of Neurological Surgeons website. We typically interview approximately 20 resident applicants. All interviewees are invited to dinner with our residents the evening prior to their interview. Applicants must interview with our program to be considered. For questions about the Stanford Neurosurgery Training Program, please contact us at (650) 725-5562.

Visiting neurosurgical clerkships are available at the Stanford University Medical Center and the Palo Alto Veteran's Administration Hospital. All students must apply and be registered with Stanford University School of Medicine's Office of Student Affairs.


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