10 most-viewed neurological surgery residency programs


In 2022, FREIDA™ users tallied more than 34,000 views of neurological surgery residency programs. In this list, we pare the 117 residencies down to the 10 neurological surgery residency programs ranked at the top for user interest. 

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Rankings are based on identified medical student activity on FREIDA™, the AMA Residency & Fellowship Database®, from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2022. FREIDA allows medical students to search for a residency or fellowship from more than 13,000 programs—all accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Learn more about neurology on FREIDA™

Neurosurgery is a discipline that focuses on the diagnosis and medical/surgical treatment of disorders of the nervous system. Because the nervous system includes the central, peripheral and autonomic systems, a neurosurgeon may operate on the brain, spine or extremities in a given day or week.

Neurosurgeons operate on patients of all ages, treating diseases ranging from congenital anomalies of the newborn to degenerative disorders of the brain/spine in the aging. Spine, tumors, vascular lesions and infectious pathologies are other frequently encountered pathologies. A neurosurgeon is an expert in the diagnosis of neurological disease, is capable of interpreting a variety of radiological studies, and is able to offer surgical and nonsurgical treatment options.

  1. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Phoenix) Program

  2. University of Alabama Medical Center Program

  3. University of California (San Diego) Medical Center Program

  4. Barrow Neurological Institute at St Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Program

  5. Johns Hopkins University Program

  6. University of California (San Francisco) Program

  7. University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson Program

  8. Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Jacksonville) Program

  9. Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program

  10. University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine Program

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