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Neurosurgery Residency

Developing Skilled & Compassionate Leaders in Neurological Surgery

The Neurosurgery Residency at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin provides physicians with a comprehensive training experience that enables graduated operative autonomy, transformative research and clinical leadership.

The residency offers one position each year through the National Residency Matching Program. The department’s faculty members are committed to teaching each resident the requisite clinical and academic skills to thrive as an independent neurosurgeon-scientist, while fostering a culture of inclusivity.

The Neurosurgery Residency is affiliated with Dell Med’s Department of Neurosurgery. Learn more about the program in welcome letter from the director, and get to know graduate medical education at Dell Med in a video detailing the unique training experience in Austin.

Training Facilities

Ascension Seton Medical Center.

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin is the largest hospital of the Ascension Texas network, with 391 beds. It serves as the tertiary referral center for multiple specialties. It is a Joint Commission-certified comprehensive stroke center, and it has received advanced certification by the commission for its spine program.

Dell Seton Medical Center at UT Austin.

Dell Seton Medical Center is a 211-bed hospital that serves as Dell Med’s primary teaching hospital. It is a Level I trauma center that supports the greater Travis County area and features two critical care units, including a dedicated surgical intensive care unit with 30 beds. Dell Seton was recently named the one of the top 10 most socially responsible hospitals in America.

A 15-bed neurocritical care unit is scheduled to open in spring 2023, which will include dedicated neuro-intensivists and multimodal neuromonitoring technology. Dell Seton is a Joint Commission-certified comprehensive stroke center that includes an epilepsy monitoring unit as well as 14 state-of-the-art operating rooms equipped with modern-day neurosurgical technologies.

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.

Dell Children’s Medical Center is a 248-bed, freestanding pediatric hospital serving 46 Central Texas counties. It is one of five Level I trauma centers for pediatric patients in Texas, and it houses an inpatient rehabilitation unit that provides rehabilitation service to patients with neurological and non-neurological injuries.

Dell’s Children’s is the only Level IV epilepsy center in Central Texas, treating the most complex epilepsy patients with surgical and nonsurgical interventions. The Level IV neonatal intensive care unit provides care for the most complex and critically ill infants of all gestational ages.

Learn More & Apply: Neurosurgery Residency

About the Application Process

The residency participates in the National Resident Matching Program and accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Collaborative Learning & Transformative Training

The residency’s curriculum enables graduated operative autonomy, transformative research and clinical leadership.

Welcome From the Director

The Neurosurgery Residency trains physicians as scholars and leaders in shaping the system of care as we know it.

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