About Our Residency Program
The Baylor College of Medicine Neurosurgery Residency Program has a history as one of the largest and respected neurosurgery training programs in the United States. The program was founded as a nationally accredited residency program in 1958, and has been continuously and fully accredited ever since. Our residency program spans seven years and includes clinical rotations at five unique hospital sites all located within the campus of the Texas Medical Center, as well as a dedicated research experience with the opportunity for funding through the department's NIH R25 grant. We accept three residents per year and pride ourselves on developing these residents into skilled and confident neurosurgeons who become leaders in neurosurgery, both in academics and private practice.
A notable strength of the Baylor College of Medicine Neurosurgery Residency Program is that it offers truly unique educational experiences in each of the program’s five distinct hospitals in the Texas Medical Center. The five hospitals that form the backbone of the program include:
- Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
- MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Ben Taub Hospital
- Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Texas Children's Hospital
Through carefully designed and scheduled rotations at these five hospitals, our residents are exposed to the full range of neurosurgery, including cerebrovascular, endovascular, epilepsy, skull base, movement disorder, neurosurgical oncology, pediatric neurosurgery, peripheral nerve, complex spine, trauma, and pain specialties. The extensive surgical and patient facilities of the program's affiliated hospitals provide an excellent environment for training, and offer exposure to state-of-the-art neuroendovascular suites with three-dimensional reconstruction of angiography, intraoperative MRI and CT scanners, adult and pediatric level 4 epilepsy monitoring units, intraoperative microelectrode recordings, and many other technologies.
It is our commitment in the Department of Neurosurgery to train residents to become highly skilled, compassionate, and ethical neurosurgeons who continue to learn new aspects of neurosurgery throughout their careers and who contribute to the advancement of the field.