Residency Program


University at Buffalo Neurosurgery participates in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) and Electronic Residency Application Services (ERAS), and accepts two residents per year into its training program. Our seven-year program is designed to provide progressive learning experiences and to encourage progressive responsibility. Structured rotations, including a three-month endovascular rotation, ensure that residents acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to diagnose and treat neurosurgical disorders, while educational conferences expose residents to the disciplines of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropathology, neuropharmacology, and neurochemistry. Although structured, the program is flexible to accommodate each resident’s individual educational needs and interests.

University at Buffalo Neurosurgery also offers its residents a host of supportive services that enhance the educational and research experience they gain in our program, including:

A residency program coordinator, who provides administrative and secretarial services in support of the residency training program, and works closely with the program director and the chief resident to plan events, arrange visiting professorships, and schedule valuable educational activities.
An editorial office staffed by a special projects manager and an editorial assistant assist residents and fellows in the preparation, submission, and publication of scientific manuscripts, syllabus contributions, abstracts, posters and PowerPoint presentation text, and other documents.
A full-time medical illustrator/photographer available to provide high-quality illustrations, graphic design, photography, and multimedia & video editing services to meet residents’ publication and presentation requirements.

The University at Buffalo Neurosurgery residency training program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Neurological Surgery. For more information on how to apply, contact Jennifer Schram at 716/218-1000 x5115 or jschram@ubns.com. Fax number is: 716/859-7484.