About Our Program
Baylor College of Medicine offers one of the top Neurosurgery Residency Programs in the country. Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the American Board of Neurological Surgery. The duration of the training program lasts seven years and accepts up to three residents in the program each academic year. Residents are able to participate in all aspects of healthcare, from training in modern neurosurgical techniques to basic science and clinical research. Our graduates become leaders in neurosurgery, both in academics and private practice.
One of the great strengths in the Baylor College of Medicine program is its vast amount of sub-specialty specific experiences that are offered at five distinctive hospitals in the Texas Medical Center. These five hospital affiliated with the program include:
- Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center
- Ben Taub Hospital
- MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
- Texas Children's Hospital
Residents are therefore exposed to the full range of neurosurgery, including cerebrovascular, epilepsy, movement disorder, oncology, pediatrics, peripheral nerve, spine, trauma, and pain.The extensive surgical and patient facilities of the program's affiliated hospitals provide an excellent environment for training. Computerized monitoring and charting in the ICUs, three-dimensional reconstruction of angiography, positron emission tomography, image-guided stereotactic surgery, endovascular surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery and neurophysiological monitoring are used in the care of neurosurgical patients.
It is our commitment as 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 contribute to the development of neurosurgery in academic and/or clinical positions.