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Welcome to the Neurosurgery Away Rotation Program

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The Department of Neurosurgery invites qualified fourth-year medical students to participate in the Away Rotation or Externship program at the University of Minnesota. The rotation is:

  • Four weeks long
  • Rigorous
  • Requires call, and
  • You are expected to perform at almost an intern level.

A strong understanding of neuro-anatomy, neurophysiology, and neuropathology grounded in the first two years of medical school is required. Each year, we take several medical students for this experience.

The objective is to prepare you for a career in neurosurgery, particularly in academic neurosurgery. Presentations are required. Participation in basic and translational research is abundantly available with our neurosurgical laboratories.

Need information about housing or hotels? Application procedure? Policies? The Twin Cities? And more?

U of M Visiting Medical Scholar Program (policies, resources, etc.)
Off-site housing (also included when you click on the Visiting Medical Scholar Program link)
Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS, hosted by the Association of American Medical Colleges, AAMC)
General program information (expectations, requirements, resources, etc.) 
Hotels near the University of Minnesota

Interested in learning more? Contact our Residency Coordinator at 612-624-0912.