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Neurosurgery & Brain Repair

Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair

Visiting MSIV Medical Students 

Sub-Internship Rotations

USF uses the Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS) to process visiting student applications. Please visit the Office of the Registrar's page for more information regarding Morsani College of Medicine's Application Requirements for VSAS. *When searching for the neurosurgery elective, please be sure you the institutional name is 'USF - Morsani'.

Please note, completion of a sub-internship rotation is encouraged, but not a requirement to match with our program. We understand that you can only complete so many rotations in your fourth year. We will give every applicant full consideration, regardless of whether he/she completed a sub-internship with our program. By the same token, completion of a sub-internship does not automatically secure an invitation to interview down the road.

Important information regarding External Rotations for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

USF will accept applications for external rotators via VSAS. Students should plan to include their CV, AAMC Standardized Immunization Form, personal statement, photograph, and transcript. Applications will become available for programs to review starting early May. Students are encouraged to provide at least two possible rotation periods, if possible.

We encourage applicants to reach out to Michelle Campbell at, Residency Program Administrator for additional information.  

What to Expect During Your Rotation

Neurosurgery Residency is a seven-year commitment to a program and a city. We want to take this time to give you a true sense of what it means to be a member of our residency program here at USF. Sub-interns are given an opportunity to work alongside our residents and faculty members at our primary teaching site, Tampa General Hospital(TGH). Students will participant in every aspect of the residency program including neurosurgical inpatient care, participate in the in-house call schedule, surgical cases, and outpatient care at our South Tampa Campus, located directly across from TGH. Additionally, students will join our Department for weekly didactic sessions, including Grand Rounds held Friday mornings.

Schedules permitting, we will make every effort to schedule a formal time during your visit for you to meet with Program Director Mark S. Greenberg, M.D., and Department Chair, Harry van Loveren, MD. We also encourage you to proactively approach our faculty and residents throughout your visit - be engaged, be inquisitive, and be yourself! 


If you have any questions or concerns regarding MSIV rotations, please feel free to email Michelle Campbell at