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    Thank you for your interest in the Neurosurgery Residency Program at Barrow Neurological Institute.

    We accept four PGY-1 residents per year through the Electronic Residency Application Service/National Resident Matching Program only. All of our PGY 2-7 positions are currently filled.

    Key Dates for 2020

    September 1, 2020: Applicants may begin submitting applications to residency programs at 9:00 AM EST.

    October 21, 2020: Residency programs may begin reviewing applications and MSPEs are released to residency programs at 9:00 AM EST.

    Application Process

    Please include the following items in your ERAS application:

    • Common application form  
    • Personal statement
    • Medical school transcript
    • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
    • Letters of recommendation (maximum of four)
    • Photograph
    • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) transcript
    • Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) status report (if applicable)

    International medical graduates must be able to obtain an ECFMG certificate and J-1 Visa. We do not sponsor visas.

    Applicants are evaluated based on multiple criteria, including (but not limited to): personal statement, grades, research experience, USMLE scores, letters of recommendation, and extracurricular pursuits. Applicants will receive notification of their interview status in mid-October.

    Interview Dates

    Interviews take two full days and are typically held between November and January. Applicants will need to arrive the day before their interview and are expected to be on campus until approximately 5:00 PM on the second interview day.

    Learn More on How to Apply to the Neurosurgery Residency Program

    For information about how to apply to our program, please contact the National Resident Matching Program at (202) 862-6077 or

    We only accept applications through ERAS.

    If you would like more information about Barrow Neurological Institute or have any questions about the residency program not covered here, contact Cristina Parker at [email protected]

    Attn: Cristina Parker
    Barrow Neurological Institute at 
    St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center 
    350 W. Thomas Road 
    Phoenix, Arizona 85013 


    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.