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A full range of modern neurosurgical specialties and techniques are provided by top BCM neurosurgery specialists.
Department of Neurosurgery
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Application Process

Three resident positions are offered annually in the Department of Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Applications to the Neurological Surgery Residency Program are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Those applying should apply for a neurosurgery categorical position with the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).To allow adequate time for review and processing, all applications and supporting materials must be submitted through ERAS and received by our program no later than Oct. 1, 2013. No Universal or other application is accepted.

Interviews for the 2013 Match will be conducted on:

  • Dec. 4, 2013
  • Jan. 8, 2014
  • Jan. 22, 2014

We will begin contacting candidates in mid-October to arrange interviews; due to the high volume of applications we receive, we appreciate you waiting for us to contact you.

The Neurosurgery match takes place each March and selected applicants will begin their training at BCM in late June.

Applicant Instructions

For applicants interested in interviewing at any or all of the Texas based neurosurgical residency programs, certain weeks have been coordinated so that the interview process can be done sequentially in a week. Please visit the Society of Neurosurgical Surgeons web site for dates.

Graduates of U.S. medical schools will need to contact their current Student Affairs Office to apply through the ERAS 2013 program. Please go to the ERAS site for more information.

International graduates must meet the requirements established by the Graduate Medical Education Office at Baylor College of Medicine, as set by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and Immigration Services. They will also need to contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates for information regarding the paperwork process for students and graduates of foreign medical schools. Baylor College of Medicine requires international medical graduates to meet the terms for an Institutional Permit, as outlined by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners and have the documents necessary for a J-1 Visa.

Clinical Elective

The Department of Neurosurgery Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine offers a clinical elective that is open to senior medical school students in good standing from U.S. and Canadian LCME certified medical schools. Students from other international medical schools are not being accepted at this time, but a review is in process to establish exchange programs with partner institutions. The clinical clerkships allow students considering a residency in neurological surgery to assist faculty and current residents in all aspects of the neurosurgery service, both adult and pediatric. A clerkship is highly recommended for students interested in applying to the department's residency program. A minimum rotation of two weeks is suggested. To apply for a clerkship, please contact the Office of Student Affairs.


For questions, please contact the residency coordinator at or at the address below.

Department of Neurosurgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Education Department
1709 Dryden, Suite 750
Houston, Texas, USA 77030

Phone: 713-798-4245
Fax: 713-798-3739

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