Neurosurgery Residency Program
Registration with the Neurosurgery Match Program is required in order for an application to be considered. Residents accepted into our Program for a first year position in Neurosurgery will be accepted into the PGY-1 position in the MUSC General Surgery training program unless other arrangements are made in advance. Alternative arrangements must include 3 months training in an ACGME approved neurology residency program and receive prior approval from the American Board of Neurological Surgery and Dr. Patel.
After receipt and review of the requested information, a personal interview may be requested and will be arranged at a mutually convenient time. In order to assure the maximum opportunity to meet all the faculty, interviews are normally scheduled on Thursdays.
The application form should be filled out and returned with a photograph, curriculum vitae, personal statement and a copy of the neurosurgery match program registration. At least three letters of recommendation should be requested. Please specify to individuals from whom you are requesting a reference that these letters must be forwarded from ERAS to the Department of Neurosurgery at MUSC and received no later than October 1. (Letters of recommendation in addition to the required three may come in after the deadline.)
The medical school transcripts and Dean's letter must be received by the final deadline November 17 in order for the application to be considered complete. Medical schools usually send the official transcript with the Dean's letter after November 1 of each year. It would be helpful in determining who to ask for an interview, if copies of both undergraduate and preliminary graduate transcripts were already received by the October 1 deadline for applications (includes application form, photograph, curriculum vitae, personal statement and match registration verification form).
Information regarding stipends may be obtained by contacting the House staff Office, MUSC, 171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, South Carolina 29425. Fringe benefits include life and health insurance, dental insurance, malpractice insurance, uniform and laundry service, and three weeks paid vacation per year of residency. Funds are also provided for residents to periodically attend post-graduate courses or workshops (e.g. neuroradiology, neuro-ophthalmology, basic neuroscience, neuropathology) or national neurosurgical meetings.
Requests for information should be directed to:
Ms. Caroline Diez
Department of Neurosciences, Division of Neurosurgery
Medical University of South Carolina
96 Jonathan Lucas Street,
P. O. Box 250616
Charleston, South Carolina 29425-2272
OFFICE: (843) 876-5053
FAX: (843) 792-8626
Applicants must register with both NRMP and ERAS to participate in the services of each. Log onto www.aamc.org or www.nrmp.org.