Application Process

The USF Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Application deadline for our yearly interview sessions is October 31. After careful review of all applications our interview committee will select 50 applicants to extend an invitation to interview with our program. Applicants are considered on the basis of ability, aptitude, academic credentials, interpersonal & communication skills, personal qualities as well as letters of recommendation. Two neurosurgery residents are accepted into the program per year. Our department does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, and age or disability status. Senior externships for interested applicants are recommended but not required. Our 2017-2018 interview dates are as follow:

Friday, November 10, 2017
Friday December 15, 2017
Friday, January 19, 2018
Friday, January 26, 2018

The Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair at The University of South Florida are proud of the quality of training and educational opportunities we offer our residents. We understand the scheduling, time and financial demands placed on our residency interview applicants. Therefore, we truly appreciate the interest and commitment our applicants make to travel to Tampa during the residency interview endeavors. It is our goal to provide our interview applicants an enjoyable, educational and stress free experience.

Our typical interview sessions are conducted to enable both parties the opportunity to meet on a more personal level. We understand that both the interviewer and the interviewee are seeking the best match possible based on each individuals criteria. We provide as much time as possible for personal interaction amongst the applicant, our residents and faculty members outside of the actual 30 minute interview session. To enable this, we have developed the below interview agenda as a guideline of what the interviewee can expect. All interviews are scheduled on a Friday with a welcome dinner the Thursday evening prior.

7:00 pm - applicant and resident dinner (details to follow)
This is an informal gathering to welcome you and to allow you the opportunity to discuss our program with our current residents. (Attire is casual)

7:00 am - Meet at the USF Health building lobby. You will be greeted by our Residency Coordinator, Twyla Sumpter. She will provide you with a tour of our administrative offices to familiarize you with the interview area. You may bring your luggage/personal items with you as we can secure these for you during the day’s events.

7:20 am - Leave the USF Health Building to go to Tampa General Hospital
7:30 am - Attend Grand RoundsConference presentation (breakfast provided)
8:30 am - Return to the USF Health Building, 7th floor.
9:00 am - Interview sessions begin
12:00 pm - Lunch Break
1:00 pm - Resume Interview sessions
3:00 pm - Resident guided facilities tour
3:30 pm - Interview dismissal

Please be advised this is a “typical” interview session guideline. The times could vary depending on the number of interviews scheduled for each interview session.

Air travel - Tampa International Airport is approximately 15-20 minutes from our location.
Driving - Click here to view directions to our facility.
Facility - Click here to view a map of our facility.
Parking - Fee-based parking is available in the Tampa General Hospital parking garage.
Hotels - Click here to view a list of hotels conveniently located near our facility. Most of these hotels have a shuttle service available. You will need to inquire with the hotel you select for details.

Should you require additional information please contact Mrs. Sumpter at or 813-259-0901.

Medical Student Resources

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) @
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) @
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) @
American College of Surgeons (ACS) @
American Medical Association (AMA) @
Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) @
The Society of Neurological Surgeons (SNS) @