Senior medical students interested in a neurosurgical residency at Mayo Clinic are encouraged to apply for a clerkship rotation, which is four weeks in length, offered through the Visiting Medical Student Clerkship Program within Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education. This clerkship provides an opportunity to become familiar with the Department of Neurologic Surgery at Mayo Clinic and allows the neurosurgery faculty to get to know the senior medical students in a more meaningful way.
Applicants unable to spend time in the lovely city of Rochester for a clerkship may apply for a position in residency. In general, the residency applicants who match are hardworking, compassionate and intelligent individuals from all walks of life, as diversity is extremely important to our training cohort.
Also see general admissions requirements: