Our nationally recognized programs prepare the next generation of extraordinary neurosurgeons and neurosurgeon-scientists. Trainees experience the full spectrum of neurosurgery care in our rich training environment.
Exceptional surgical training
Train with pioneers in neurosurgery
Hands-on, high volume clinical training
World-class research opportunities
Enjoyable life outside the hospital
The 7-year residency program exposes trainees to high clinical volumes and immersion in every subspecialty.
One-year fellowships provide advanced training in subspecialties.
Medical student training
The department offers a number of opportunities for medical students considering neurosurgery careers.
Camaraderie and collaboration are hallmarks of the WashU Med experience. Trainees thrive surrounded by supportive attendings who provide oversight but promote autonomy through hands-on, high-volume clinical experiences.
Life outside the hospital
Our trainees are often surprised by how easy it is to build a life outside the hospital — socializing with supportive colleagues and exploring our fun, affordable city.