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). We accept two trainees per year. 

Important Information Regarding the 2021 Interview Process

Due to the ongoing challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, ERAS has adjusted several key dates for the 2021 season. Starting September 1, 2020, applicants may begin submitting applications to residency programs. Residency programs may begin viewing submitted applications on October 21, 2020. We will begin reviewing applications as soon as they become available, and strongly encourage interested applicants to have their ERAS application completed prior to October 21. We understand that there may be some challenges with letters of recommendation, and will be monitoring applications for documents added after October 21. 

Virtual Interviews 

We are committed to supporting the nation's public health efforts, and are currently working to revise our interview process so that it will be entirely virtual this year. We are collaborating within our program leadership and also on an institutional and national level to shift the various aspects of interviews to virtual platforms. Please check back in the coming weeks for updates, including interview dates, formats, and other details. 

Of equal importance, we understand that candidates are facing unprecedented challenges this year. We recognize the weight of your decision and commitment to a residency program, and want to ensure we are able to offer as much information as possible to aid in your decisions. In addition to the resources provided below, we will be updating our website in the coming weeks to include additional opportunities to showcase the neurological surgery residency program, USF as an institution, and the Tampa Bay region. 

Information updated as of 8/25/2020

Important Documents for Applicants

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, Kelly Thompson, at