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Written or telephone requests for information regarding our Neurosurgery Residency Program are accepted.

We are exclusively utilizing ERAS® (Electronic Residency Application Service for the upcoming application process. Please contact your medical school of graduation for ERAS® information and packet application. Paper applications will not be accepted.

A preliminary review of each applicant will be made upon receipt of a complete application and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. The Dean’s letter is not required for initial review.

Applications should consist of all ERAS® materials and the following documents:

  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation
  • Transcripts
  • Four letters of recommendation, preferably from American Board of Surgery-certified surgeons who are familiar with your work
  • USMLE Step I scores (Step II required before residency program starts)
  • Personal statement

We do not have a minimum USMLE score requirement but rather review your complete application considering all provided information. High scores and academic honors, however, do influence our Selection Committee.

If you are an international medical graduate, please contact your local Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) office for more information on ERAS®. Foreign medical graduates are required to have ECFMG certification before applying to our program. We do not review applications of candidates who have been out of medical school more than 5 years.

After the Selection Committee has reviewed your completed file, and if you are offered an interview, you will be contacted by e-mail to select a date for your interview. Please be sure to include your e-mail address as part of your ERAS® application.

The interview dates are:
Friday, November 9, and Saturday, November 10, 2018
Monday, November 26, and Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Friday, December 14, and Saturday, December 15, 2018
Monday, January 7, and Tuesday, January 8, 2019

The hotel located closest to the Washington University Medical Center is The Parkway Hotel, St. Louis ( (314-256-7777 or 886-314-7700). It is located adjacent to the Barnes-Jewish Hospital Medical Center and accessible by Metrolink. Metrolink is a clean, efficient light-rail system, departing from the airport’s Main Terminal and East Terminal at 10-minute intervals. It takes approximately 20 minutes to ride from the airport to the Central West End Metrolink stop (where the Medical Center and Parkway Hotel are located).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Neurosurgery Program Coordinator, Sophie Church, at or 314-362-3636.