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A neurological surgeon provides the operative and non-operative management (i.e., prevention, diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, critical care, and rehabilitation) of disorders of the central, peripheral, and autonomic nervous systems, including their supporting structures and vascular supply; the evaluation and treatment of pathological processes which modify function or activity of the nervous system; and the operative and non-operative management of pain. A neurological surgeon treats disorders of the nervous system; disorders of the brain, meninges, skull, and their blood supply, including the extracranial carotid and vertebral arteries; disorders of the pituitary gland; disorders of the spinal cord, meninges, and vertebral column, including those which may require treatment by spinal fusion or instrumentation; and disorders of the cranial and spinal nerves throughout their distribution. – The American Board of Medical Specialties

NRMP Match Information

Charting Outcomes in the Match 2020 (Neurological Surgery on page 108)

Program Director Survey 2020 (Neurological Surgery on page 65)

Residency Training

Duration of training: 7 years

Number of programs nationally: 105

Overall competitiveness of program: High

University of Utah Neurosurgery Residency Website 

Medical Student Interest Group

Neurological Surgery Student Interest Group

U of U Student Match Information