Neurosurgery Residency Program

Each resident acquires fundamental clinical skills in neurological surgery during their entire training, consisting of 84 months (seven years).  The first year includes three months on neurosurgery, one month on neurology, one month neuropathology, one month neuroradiology, three months on the Neurosurgery ICU and three months continued neurosurgery.  There are 12 months of protected research and training in the neurosciences in addition to the 72 months of clinical neuroscience-related training (inclusive of the three months neuroscience-related, three months managing the Neurosurgery ICU and six months neurosurgery rotations in the first year).

Yearly Trainings

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Training is devoted to acquisition of fundamental clinical skills at the Banner University Medical Center – Tucson Campus and the UA College of Medicine.  The year includes a six-month neurosurgery rotation, one month in the ACGME-accredited clinical Neurology training program, one month in Neuropathology, one month in Neuroradiology and a three-month rotation on the Neurosurgery ICU.

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Residents remain at Banner University Medical Center – Tucson Campus for 12months of clinical training in neurological surgery.

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Residents remain at Banner University Medical Center – Tucson Campus for 12months of clinical training in neurological surgery.

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Residents remain at Banner University Medical Center – Tucson Campus for 12months of clinical training in neurological surgery.

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Residents receive six months of clinical training in the diverse spectrum of neurological surgery at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson and six months of clinical training in neurological surgery at the Banner Cardon Children’s and Desert Medical Centers in Phoenix, with emphasis on pediatric neurological surgery.

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Residents conduct 12 months of basic and/or clinical neurosurgical research at Banner University Medical Center – Tucson Campus and at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.  One or more three-month periods may be concurrently supplemented with elective rotations in basic sciences, neuropathology, neuroradiology or other neuroscience subjects as agreed upon by residents and the Program Director.

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Training Concludes with 12 months Chief Residency training in primary clinical and administrative responsibility at the University of Arizona Medical Center.

Contact Us

Neurosurgery Residency Program Coordinator
Julie Schippers

Department of Surgery
The University of Arizona College of Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Room 4303
PO Box 245070
Tucson, AZ 84724-5070

Phone: (520) 626-0704
FAX: (520) 626-8313
E-mail: julies@surgery.arizona.edu