Neurosurgery Residency Program

The Neurosurgery Residency Program at the University of Arizona, Banner offers the full spectrum of neurosurgical training, including Oncology, Skull base, Functional , Vascular, Spine and minimally invasive procedures using state of the art technology to train the next generation of Academic Neurological Surgeon.   

Yearly Trainings

NS-1

Training is devoted to acquisition of fundamental clinical skills at the Banner University Medical Center – Tucson Campus and the UA College of Medicine.  The year includes an introduction into patient care management in the full diverse spectrum of neurological surgery subspecialties, with a focus on inpatient neurosurgical care.

NS-2

Residents remain at Banner University Medical Center – Tucson Campus for 11months of clinical training, one month of surgical ICU experience, with focus on the management of critical care patients.  The year includes a six-month neurosurgery rotation, one month in the ACGME-accredited clinical Neurology training program, one month in Neuropathology, one month in Neuroradiology and a two-month rotation on the Neurosurgery ICU.

NS-3

Residents are assigned to the Southern Arizona VA Medical Center – Tucson Campus for 12months of clinical training in neurological surgery with emphasis on the subspecialty areas of Spine, Pain and Peripheral Nerve and Functional, Stereotactic and Movement Disorders.

NS-4

Residents remain at Banner University Medical Center – Tucson Campus for six months of clinical training in neurological surgery, with emphasis on spine and vascular subspecialties and six months of clinical training in neurological surgery at the Banner Cardon Children’s and Desert Medical Centers in Phoenix, with emphasis on pediatric neurological surgery.  

NS-5

Residents conduct 12 months of basic and/or clinical neurosurgical research at Banner University Medical Center – Tucson Campus and at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.  One or more three-month periods may be concurrently supplemented with elective rotations in basic sciences, neuropathology, neuroradiology or other neuroscience subjects as agreed upon by residents and the Program Director.  Support of Banner University Medical Center - Tucson Campus with assistance of senior level call respite and inclusion in operative case assignments.

NS-6

Residents in the sixth year of training  complete 12 months Chief Residency training in primary clinical and administrative responsibility at the Banner University of Arizona Medical Center.

NS-7

Training Concludes with a transition to practice year, during which time an enfolded neurosurgical subspecialty fellowship opportunity may be arranged to meet the resident's clinical goals.

Contact Us

Neurosurgery Residency Program Coordinator
Julie Schippers

Department of Surgery
The University of Arizona College of Medicine
1501 N. Campbell Avenue, Room 4303
PO Box 245070
Tucson, AZ 84724-5070

Phone: (520) 626-0704
FAX: (520) 626-8313
E-mail: julies@surgery.arizona.edu