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Neurosurgery Residency Program

Application and Interview Information

The Medical University of South Carolina participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) from September 15 to October 1.

Interview Dates for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

  • Welcome Reception: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Interview Day: Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Welcome Reception: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Interview Day: Friday, December 7, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Welcome Reception: Friday, December 7, 2018, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    Interview Day: Saturday, December 8, 2018, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hotel & Transportation Recommendations

The MUSC Neurosurgery Residency Program has established relationships with several hotels and transportation services in the area.  All interview applicants will receive this information in their formal invitation letter. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Are there any specific questions or issues that you would like addressed in my letter of recommendation or personal statement? No, this is not necessary.
  2. What is your deadline to accept my application? October 1
  3. Does MUSC accept International Medical Graduates? Yes.
  4. Will MUSC sponsor my Visa? Yes, we will sponsor a J-I Visa.
  5. Do you have a minimum requirement for USMLE Step 1 and/or Step 2? Yes, 230 for both.
  6. Are there any special requirements for applying to this program?  All application documents must be submitted through ERAS.  Please do not email any additional materials separately unless we request them.
  7. How many positions do you have annually? Two PGY1 positions each year.  We do not backfill any unseated positions.
  8. Does your program guarantee a position for preliminary surgery internship? The MUSC Neurosurgery Residency Program is an integrated 7-year program with neurosurgery overseeing the internship year as well.
  9. When and how will you notify candidates about interviews? We begin reviewing applications shortly after our application deadline of October 1. After applications have been reviewed, candidates selected for interviews will be contacted via e-mail. The interview notification period usually runs through November although candidates may be contacted at any point after an application is received.
  10. Do you have mid-level providers on the neurosurgery team? There are four mid-level providers for the inpatient service.  Additionally, every Attending physician has a mid-level provider.
  11. Will I have the opportunity to attend conferences during residency? Yes, there will be several guaranteed opportunities for conference attendance and travel throughout your residency training:
    • PGY-1: Society of Neurological Surgeons Fundamental Skills Boot Camp
    • PGY-2: Society of Neurological Surgeons Junior Course
    • PGY-3: Research Update in Neuroscience for Neurosurgeons (RUNN)
    • PGY-4: Ozarks Neurosurgery Education Clinic
    • PGY-5: Leadership Skills Training Programs for Chief Residents (ACGME)
    • PGY-6: American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Meeting
    • PGY-7: Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Annual Meeting

For questions about our application and interview process, please contact:
Sara Frampton
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Neurosurgery
Medical University of South Carolina

Phone: 843-876-5053



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