Residency Overview

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.

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.

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.

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