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Welcome from the Chairman

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our department and congratulate you on your decision to participate in the National Resident Matching Program for neurosurgery.

Neurosurgery is a rewarding career path and selecting a residency program is the exciting first step you will take to pursue that worthwhile goal. Our residents have outstanding success in their careers because of the solid foundation of training they receive during their time with us.

All of our faculty and staff have worked diligently to create a healthy, supportive learning environment that values engagement and encourages critical thinking. The most critical part of this program’s design, however, begins with the notion of family.

It is no exaggeration to say that we are a family.

We learn and work together. We eat together. We laugh with each other and celebrate our proudest accomplishments. For seven long years, we have the opportunity to grow together and help each other become better. Better surgeons. Better caregivers. Better people.

We are a family in every sense of the word, and it is my sincerest wish that you consider joining us. Training at UT Health will certainly be an enriching experience for you, and living in San Antonio has many of its own unique advantages. Just ask anyone from our staff to find out more!

Everyone in our department is excited to host you. We all want to do our very best to ensure you have a successful interview day. Please reach out to us if you have any questions.

With great respect and appreciation,

John R. Floyd II, MD
Chair & Program Director, UT Health Department of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology
Carl Raba Family Chair in Neuro-Oncology

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Our Residency Program

It is the general philosophy of this program that, as a resident, you participate actively in the management of patients in the operating room. You are expected to progress rapidly in the development of the skills of operative neurosurgery. Although you are provided considerable clinical freedom and the opportunity for clinical practice, there is a longstanding tradition of very close supervision and support from the faculty.

The program lasts seven years, and strongly incorporates basic science with clinical care. You will be provided training in all aspects of neurosurgery, be exposed to a broad range of clinical experiences, and participate in neurosurgical research.

We now have a very active clinical and research program. You can view our facilities and get a sense of working and living environment here in our beautiful and quaint city of San Antonio.

For questions regarding our residency program, please contact our Residency Coordinator (NsurgResidency@uthscsa.edu).

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2020 Interview Dates

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews will be conducted virtually for the 2021 application cycle using Zoom and RezRATE.

  • November 6th
  • November 13th
  • November 20th
  • December 4th
  • December 11th


The goal of our program is to produce neurosurgeons with highly developed clinical judgment, expert surgical skills, and an outstanding expertise in basic research. Graduates of this program are fully prepared to enter clinical practice and are also equipped to begin a career in academic medicine. We are glad that you are considering our program, and we hope that this site will give you the necessary information to make an educated decision about our residency program.

Our facility regenerates and expands on what the best and the brightest have to offer in this field. The Department of Neurosurgery has reconstructed itself in order to broaden our capabilities, and the faculty members at UT Health are notably the driving force behind this outstanding program, with special training in Pediatric Neurosurgery, Neuro-Trauma and Critical Care, Functional Neurosurgery, Vascular Neurosurgery and Neurosurgical Oncology. By giving residents the opportunity to learn and grow under such an elite group of professionals, we are not only preparing for our future but yours as well.

You can learn more about the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine by visiting this link.

To learn more about the Long School of Medicine medical residency and fellowship experience, click here.