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Neurosurgery Residency Curriculum

The Neurosurgery Residency Program at the University of Michigan Medical School is an immersive seven-year training experience that comprehensively prepares aspiring neurosurgeons. This program offers a unique emphasis on research, with an exceptional feature of two years dedicated exclusively to research pursuits.

Over the course of this seven-year training program, residents receive advanced education encompassing the entire spectrum of neurosurgery, spanning outpatient and inpatient settings. A noteworthy component is the inclusion of five months of intensive care unit training, enriching their understanding of critical care management.

Residency Experience

As integral members of the neurosurgical team, trainees actively engage in patient care and surgical procedures, gradually assuming increasing responsibilities and gaining extensive surgical expertise under the expert guidance of our renowned neurosurgical faculty. Each clinical rotation is meticulously designed with specific competencies, objectives, and educational goals, further enhancing the overall educational experience while adhering to the program's rigorous academic standards.

With a strong emphasis on both clinical excellence and groundbreaking research, the University of Michigan's Neurosurgery Residency Program provides a comprehensive and enriching training experience for the neurosurgeons of tomorrow.

Neurosurgery Training Progression
  • 3 months Neurology
  • 1 month Surgical Critical Care
  • 7 months Neurocritical Care and Neurosurgery
  • 1 month Anesthesiology
  • 12 months Adult Neurosurgery Service
  • 4 months VA Hospital
  • 8 months Adult Neurosurgery Service

  • 24 months Academic Development Time/Research
  • 6 months Chief Resident, Mott Children's Hospital
  • 6 months Adult Service
  • 12 months Chief Resident
Neurosurgery Residency By the Numbers
A person holding a pair of scissors. Recent Resident Operative Cases
2019-20 (COVID-19)
Hear from Our Graduates

My surgical training was top-notch, and by the end of my chief year I was confident that I had been well-prepared to handle the vast majority of cases that might enter my office.

J.C. Leveque, MD
Class of 2008
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