Visiting Medical Students

The Department of Neurosurgery invites qualified fourth-year medical students to participate in the Away Rotation or Externship program at the University of Minnesota.

The rotation is:

  • Four weeks long
  • Rigorous
  • Requires call
  • You are expected to perform at an almost intern level.

A strong understanding of neuro-anatomy, neurophysiology, and neuropathology grounded in the first two years of medical school is required. Each year, we take several medical students for this experience.

The objective is to prepare you for a career in neurosurgery, particularly in academic neurosurgery. Presentations are required. Participation in basic and translational research is abundantly available with our neurosurgical laboratories.

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