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Department of Neurosurgery

Residency Application

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications to the neurosurgery training program at the University of Utah for the 2024 match will be mid-October 2023. All applications are reviewed by a committee of faculty members, and applicants are selected and invited out for interviews. We start inviting applicants for interviews via email by late September or early October and our review process is complete by mid-October.

Interview Dates

Applications to the Neurosurgery Training Program at the University of Utah must be submitted through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). Our interview dates for the 2024 Match will be announced shortly.

COVID-19 Alert: We follow the recommendations for residency interviews when available from the two organizations that administer residency applications and the Match—the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). This will be in a virtual format until further notice.

Experience Neurosurgery Service as a Resident

We encourage all interested applicants to spend some time on the neurosurgery service at the university. This will give you an excellent opportunity to experience what it is like to be a neurosurgery resident at the University of Utah. Our Student Affairs Office coordinates our fourth year rotations, and you can obtain an application on their website. For questions regarding that application please call (801) 581-3683.

Our program is very competitive, and we receive applications from many of the top medical students in the country. For the 2022 match, we received over 300 applications and interviewed 53 candidates for our three positions. 24 of those interviews were candidates doing rotations.

Foreign Graduates

Foreign applicants must be qualified for the residency program according to the same criteria used for all applicants to the program. In addition, international graduates must have a valid ECFMG certificate before they can be considered. A J-1 Visa (or citizenship or permanent residency or approval of application for permanent residency) is required for all non-US citizens in a University of Utah training program who provide patient care. For more information, please see our University of Utah Graduate Medical Education policy on Eligibility and Examinations for International Medical Graduates.

Contact Us

Academic Program Manager

Amy Ekins, C-TAGME
Phone: 801-585-2453
Fax: 801-581-4385

Department of Neurosurgery

Phone: 801-581-6908
University of Utah Health Care
Clinical Neurosciences Center
175 North Medical Drive East
Salt Lake City, UT 84132