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Residency and Fellowships

Residents' Profiles
Residency Program
Fellowship Programs
Neurosurgery Fellows

Stanford University School of Medicine is a teaching hospital. We are committed to the education and training of tomorrow's doctors and biomedical scientists. The goals of the Stanford Neurosurgery Residency Program include imparting both outstanding clinical neurosurgical skills and a deep commitment to academic and research pursuits. Our curriculum fosters the development of leadership abilities in clinical practice while encouraging teaching and research in basic, clinical and social medicine.

The Neurosurgery Residency Program entails a training period of six years following the initial Post Graduate Year (PGY-1) year. One year of experience in general surgery (PGY-1), either at Stanford or elsewhere, is required before an applicant can enter our program. We admit one applicant per year. We reserve a PGY-1 position in the Surgery Program for the successful applicant. Three hospitals support our training program.

By the end of the training program, the resident should be well versed in the theoretical aspects of neurosurgery, be fully trained in the bedside care of neurosurgical patients, be a proficient technical neurosurgeon, and be able to critically evaluate neurosurgical clinical and basic research.

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