Neurological Surgery Residency


The Neurological Surgery Residency at the University of Iowa is a seven-year ACGME-accredited program that is committed to providing the highest quality surgical and scientific training to graduating medical students who have shown the greatest potential to be future leaders of academic neurosurgery. The intent of the program is to develop world class neurosurgeons.

Residents are expected to develop clinical competence by assimilating the teaching provided by the faculty, maintaining an active reading plan for neurosurgical sciences, practicing their clinical and surgical skills, and attending the educational activities offered by the program. Residents are periodically assessed throughout the seven-year program.

The program is designed in accordance with ACGME core competencies. Residents who complete the program are eligible for certification by the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS). 

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Kathy Escher
Residency Coordinator
200 Hawkins Drive
1800 John Pappajohn Pavilion (JPP)
Iowa City, IA 52242