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Inova Neurosurgical Residency Program Information

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The Neurosurgical Residency Program at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus accepts one (1) categorical resident annually.

All qualified applicants are considered for interviews. However, due to the large number of applications we receive, we are not able to offer an interview to all qualified candidates.

Resident physicians within the neurosurgery residency have the benefits of both large clinical volumes and the opportunity to participate in the training of medical students. We feel that the experience gained in the Inova Fairfax Neurosurgery Residency will rival any experience in neurosurgery training in the country. We cherish the challenge and opportunity of training our first complement of neurosurgery residents.

Information for Prospective Residents

The Neurosurgical Residency Program at Inova Fairfax Medical Campus accepts 1 categorical resident annually. All qualified applicants are considered for interviews. However, due to the large number of applications we receive, we are not able to offer an interview to all qualified candidates.

Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) / Application Information

Candidates must submit all required information through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) by September 15. Paper applications are not accepted. Candidates for our residency program are selected in conjunction with the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Complete applications contain all of the documents listed below:

  • Personal Statement
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation from U.S. or Canadian physicians. International Medical Graduates (IMGs) must have letters of recommendation which clearly document U.S. or Canadian clinical experience.
  • Dean's Letter (MSPE) or equivalent
  • Medical school transcripts
  • Results of standardized tests: USMLE and ECFMG certificate (IMGs)
  • NOTE: Osteopathic applicants: While we will gladly accept and review your COMLEX scores, USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 CK scores are required.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have graduated from medical school/osteopathic medical school.
  • All applicants must have a minimum of three (3) months of U.S. or Canadian direct patient care activity. Externships must have included direct patient care. Observerships do not fulfill this requirement.
  • We do not have a minimum score requirement. Each application is carefully reviewed on its' own merit by our faculty.

Important Links

MyERAS

  • ERAS ACGME ID: 1605100091

National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)

  • NRMP program code for Inova Neurological Surgery program is 3199160C0

About Inova's Neuro Academic Program

The academic program of the Inova Neurosciences Service Line consists of a coordinated schedule of conferences and lectures in the basic and clinical neurosciences, as well as a structured curriculum. The teaching conference schedule is structured to involve faculty participation and interaction.

Regularly scheduled conferences include:

  • Vascular conference
  • Journal club
  • Neurosurgery school
  • Neuroradiology case conference
  • Neurosurgery peer review (M&M)
  • Ortho-neuro spine conference
  • NSICU teaching rounds
  • Neurology peer review (M&M)
  • Multi-disciplinary epilepsy case conference (EMU rounds)
  • Neurodiagnostics case conference
  • Cerebrovascular case conference
  • Neuro-Cancer tumor board
  • Pituitary cancer case conference
  • Faculty development

Medical Student Clerkship

Medical students have the opportunity to participate in a three-week neurology clerkship and a four-week acting internship with neurosurgery through the University of Virginia School of Medicine and for outside medical students through VSLO to enhance their skills in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating neurological patients.

Programmatic Continuing Medical Educational Lectures

Each year, medical experts from Inova Neurosciences' nine primary programs extend dinner lectures to faculty and community physicians providing instruction on new guidelines or illustration on new procedures or technology.

Neuropathology and Neuroradiology Review Course

Each year, Inova Neurosciences facilitates a comprehensive radiologic and pathologic review of the brain, head and neck, and spine for those who are preparing for certification.

Neurological Surgery Residency

Inova Neurosciences' Neurological Surgery Residency Program is a comprehensive seven-year program, fully accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), which provides each resident with thorough grounding in Neurological Surgery as a clinical, surgical, and research discipline.

Scholarly Publishing

Complementing the healthy partnership between teaching and scholarly publishing, Inova Neurosciences encourages inquiry and research for sustaining an academic career. Opportunities are available to prepare and publish articles, book chapters, and other manuscripts.

Visiting Professor Program

Each year, four eminent, clinical neuroscientists are invited to Inova to participate as faculty during academic conferences, concluding the day with an invitation-only reception and dinner honoring the guest, highlighted by a final short lecture or casual talk and discussion.

Questions?

For more information about any of our programs, please contact Marisol Rivera, Neurosurgery Residency Program and Neurology Clerkship Coordinator, marisol.rivera@inova.org.