How to Apply

Matt Howard with residentIf you are interested in applying to the Neurosurgery Residency Program, applications are accepted through ERAS. Please include your USMLE scores, Dean's letter, three letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.

Application deadline

Applications must be received by December 31. Priority for interviews will be given to applicants with full applications received by November 1.


The University of Iowa Department of Neurosurgery offers interviews to fill two residency positions each year.

Applications are accepted through the ERAS system and chosen applicants are offered a choice of interview days.

Upcoming interview dates

Interviews for the 2019-2020 interview season will be held on:

  • October 28
  • November 4, 8, 11, 18
  • December 13, 16, 20
  • January 6, 10

Interview day schedule

Applicants arrive on the day of the interview to hear an overview presentation about the program and city, get a tour of the facilities, spend the day with the residents, and interview with faculty. Applicant dinner with residents held on evening of interview. The program provides hotel accommodations for applicants

Residency coordinator

Kathy Escher


Getting to Iowa

Learn more about different transportation methods to get to your interview here.

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