Thank you for your interest in Duke's Neurosurgery Residency Program
We accept applications through the Electronic Resident Application Service
Duke offers three new neurosurgical resident positions per year.
Our residency is a seven-year program, which includes one year of basic science, clinical research, or a Master’s thesis. The seventh year is set aside for a CAST-approved or other governing body fellowship.
Please note that there has been a national change in policy regarding passing United States Medical Licensing Examination step examinations, and all residents must now pass steps 1 and 2 CS prior to starting their internship (PGY-1) year. See the Duke GME Web site for more details about this policy.
For details, please see the NRMP Web site.
Each year we receive more than 350 applications for our three resident positions in neurosurgery. Based on these applications, we select approximately 36 applicants to formally interview with our team. We have three interview periods each year, in November, December, and January. The interviews will be virtual for the 2023-24 year.
The 2023-24 interview dates are
- November 11, 2023
- December 9, 2023
- January 13, 2024
We will host a second-look visit for all applicants January 30-31, 2024.
For more information please contact:
Sherolyn L. Patterson
Department of Neurosurgery, Residency Program Coordinator
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC 27710