Bookmark and Share

Residency Planning FAQs - Neurosurgery

Back to Career Planning

Why do students choose to train in your specialty? What is it they find attractive?

  • Interest in Neuroscience
  • Enjoy surgery
  • Intellectually and technically challenging
  • Interest in technology

What are the top 10 training programs nationally in terms of overall reputation?

  • Massachusettes General Hospital
  • University of Michigan 
  • Columbia 
  • University of Washington
  • New York University 
  • University of California, S.F.
  • Johns Hopkins 
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Florida 
  • Bana Neurological Institute

What are some good regional programs?

  • University of Maryland
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Virginia
  • Medical College of Virginia

What are the strengths of the program here at the University of Maryland?

  • Clinical Experience
  • Research opportunities
  • Strong faculty

What are the factors you look at when evaluating an applicant from most important to least important?

  • Academic qualification
  • Dedication and drive
  • Recommendation
  • Research experience
  • Athletic or extra curricular experience
  • Likeability

What advice do you have for University of Maryland students interested in your specialty?

  • Contact a faculty member early on
  • Inquire about research opportunities
  • Take an elective

If students have more questions, whom in your department should they contact and how can they reach them?

Residency Training Office

Visit the Department of Neurosurgery Website