Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair

Application Process

The USF 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  
  2018 Match  2019 Match 2020 Match 2021 Match  2022 Match
Total # of Applicants  257  265  314 337  318
Total # of Candidates Interviewed  43  41 42 48  41
Total # of positions filled in Match  2  2  2 2  2


ERAS will open to programs for review on September 28, 2022. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit their applications early to ensure sufficient time to be reviewed. 

We will be holding four virtual interviews days this year:

  • Friday, December 2, 2022
  • Friday, December 16, 2022
  • Friday, January 13, 2023
  • Friday, January 27, 2023

Candidates invited to interview will receive additional details regarding scheduling, resident-hosted Virtual 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. 

Virtual Interviews for the 2023 Match

We are committed to supporting the nation's public health efforts during the ongoing COVID19 pandemic. In accordance with national guidelines, all aspects of the 2023 interview process will be held virtually.  

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:

Should you require additional information or have specific questions regarding our application and interview process, please contact the Residency Program Administrator, Michelle Campbell at