Residency Applicants

2022-2023 Interview Details

Interviews will be held virtually on the following dates, by invitation only. There will be a morning session and an afternoon session.  

  • October 20
  • November 21
  • December 6

Our program will host two on-campus days in February for candidates to visit Vanderbilt Neurosurgery, attend Grand Rounds, and tour the area around campus. These visits are solely for candidates to make their rank decisions as we will submit our rank list prior to these dates.

Application Requirements

A completed application to our Neurosurgery Residency Program will consist of the following items:

  • ERAS complete application by October 15 (including CV and photo)
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE Transcript Part 1 and Part 2 
  • 4 Letters of Recommendation
    • One Standardized from home program
    • Two Standardized from away programs
    • One free form letter (research mentor, etc.)
  • MSPE
  • ECFMG Certification (Foreign Medical Graduates only)

Salary and benefit information can be found on the GME website under the Links for Applicants

Applicants | Office of Graduate Medical Education (

Pamela Lane
Phone: (615) 343-2452

Sub-Internship Program Details

  • Applications accepted through VSAS/VSLO each Spring for M4 students applying to Neurosurgery
  • 4-week rotations in July, August and September

Each student will spend four weeks rotating through the four different neurosurgical services to gain a broad exposure to the field. Students will take part in the care of inpatients, the workup of consults, and the technical aspects of a variety of bedside and operative procedures. They will also attend several outpatient clinics and take overnight call with the junior resident on a Q4 schedule. Students will participate in career development sessions designed to prepare them for the residency application process and will give several short presentations to the clinical teams and the department throughout the rotation.

NOTE: Completion of a Visiting Sub-I is not required to match in our program. Many of our current residents did not complete a visiting elective rotation with us. Although we will give your application every consideration, completion of a visiting Sub-I does not automatically lead to an interview.


• Program Details

* Visiting Students

• Vanderbilt Neurosurgery Sub-Internship Video

Applying to the Match



• Application Requirements