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Education and 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 UT Southwestern Medical School pages.

Resident Training

The goal of the Neurological Surgery 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.

Neurocritical Care Fellowship Training Program

Jointly sponsored by the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, our 2-year Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program offers experience with the complete spectrum of critical neurological illness, including the most complex of neurosurgical and neurological cerebrovascular conditions, challenging neuromuscular and autoimmune presentations, as well as neurotrauma and multisystem trauma in a Level I Trauma Center.

Spine Fellowship Training Program

The Spine Fellowship Training Program provides broad educational experience in neurologic surgery of the spine, complementing and enhancing the training in the Neurological Surgery Residency. One fellowship position will be available per academic year, offering a broad exposure to clinical evaluation and appropriate patient selection for operative and non-operative management in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Learn more about the Spine Fellowship Training Program.