Education & Training

One of the three major goals of the Department of Neurological Surgery is achieving recognition as the best neurosurgical training program in the nation. We are attaining this goal through our work with medical students, residents, and fellows.

Medical Student Training

The Department of Neurological Surgery interacts with medical students in each year of their training. The goals of these interactions include: increasing medical student knowledge about the neurosciences, early exposure of high-quality prospective applicants to the field of neurosurgery, preparation of outstanding UT Southwestern Medical School students for clerkships and residencies at outside institutions, and auditioning prospective applicants to aid in the selection of neurosurgery residents for the UT Southwestern program. For more detailed information, please visit the the UT Southwestern Medical School area of this website.

Resident Training

The goal of the residency program is to provide strong clinical training and foster good judgment in the field of neurosurgery in preparation for an academic career or an exemplary private practice. Emphasis is on a practical, patient-centered approach to the field with superlative technical training.

Fellowship Training

Jointly sponsored by the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Neurology, a two-year fellowship in Neurocritical Care offers a broad exposure to the complete spectrum of critical neurological illness, ranging from the most complex of neurosurgical and neurological cerebrovascular conditions, to the most challenging among neuromuscular and autoimmune presentations, to neurotrauma and multisystem trauma in a busy Level I trauma center.