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Residency Program

Application Process

The USF Health Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair participates in AAMC Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)USF Health complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. USF Health does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

Applications received via ERAS are reviewed by faculty members. We give consideration to each candidate's overall application, including test scores, academic performance, scholarly activity (e.g. research, publications, presentations), letters of recommendation, personal statement, and other areas of citizenship. On average, we interview approximately 42 candidates each year, for two open positions in the Match. Neurosurgery remains one of the more competitive specialties, and we continue to see an increasing number of applicants in recent years.

Program Data for Recent Years
  2019 Match 2020 Match 2021 Match 2022 Match 2023 Match
Total # of Applicants 265 314 337 318 373
Total # of Candidates Interviewed 41 42 48 41 42
Total # of positions filled in Match 2 2 2 2 2

ERAS will open to programs for review on September 27, 2023. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early to ensure sufficient time to be reviewed. 

We will be holding four in-person interviews days this year:

  • Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Friday, December 1, 2023
  • Friday, December 15, 2023
  • Friday, January 12, 2024 

Candidates invited to interview will receive additional details regarding scheduling, resident-hosted Meet & Greets, and the program's interview process. We will make an effort to accommodate candidate's preference for scheduling, including morning vs. afternoon sessions, but we ask that candidates set aside the full interview day until details are confirmed individually. 

*Please note: these dates are subject to change if necessary.

Important Documents for Applicants

In addition to the information provided within the program and department pages, please feel free to visit our Central GME Website for important information that may be helpful as you consider your employment with USF. These documents include:

Contact Us

Should you require additional information or have specific questions regarding our application and interview process, please contact:

Michelle Campbell
Residency Program Administrator