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
Total # of Applicants  257  265  314
Total # of Candidates Interviewed  43  41 42
Total # of positions filled in Match  2  2  2


At this time, the window to submit applications for the 2021 match has closed. Thank you to all of the candidates who submitted their applications for consideration! All applications received via ERAS, prior to November 30, 2020, have been reviewed by our faculty. We will be reaching out to selected candidates with additional details regarding interviewing with our program.

Virtual Interviews for the 2021 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 2021 interview process will be held virtually.  

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, applicants will be provided with 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. 

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, Kelly Thompson, at