University of Vermont Neurosurgery Residency

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Welcome to the information page for the Neurosurgery Residency Program at University of Vermont - UVM Medical Center. 64275926215gme_contactus_button5.jpg

The University of Vermont residency program in neurosurgery is approved by the Council on Graduate Medical Education of the AMA and the American Board of Neurosurgery.

Our Division of Neurosurgery receives routine and complex referrals from Vermont and upstate New York serving a population base of nearly 1 million people.  One neurosurgery residency position is filled each year and we use the ERAS matching service. 

Neurosurgery residency training includes 6 clinical years and a year of basic research training.  Residents are encouraged to explore clinical and basic research opportunities at the university and hospital throughout their residency training.

Neurosurgery Residency Program Curriculum

  • PGY1 - General Surgery Resident – 3 months; Neuroscience – 9 months
  • PGY2 – Junior Neurosurgical Resident
  • PGY3 – Basic Research Laboratory Resident
  • PGY4 – Elective – 6 months; Neurosurgery Resident – 6 months
  • PGY5 – University of Utah Neurosurgery Resident    
  • PGY6 – Senior Neurosurgery Resident
  • PGY7 – Chief Resident

Receive Individualized Neurosurgery Training at the University of Vermont

We pride ourselves on the one-on-one interaction between resident and attending.  Our residents are exposed to a varied and broad surgical experiences including subspecialties which prepare the residents for a career in general or academic neurosurgery.  Subspecialty areas of training include training in areas such as cerebrovascular surgery, spinal surgery, tumor surgery, peripheral surgery and pediatric neurosurgery. 

Multidisciplinary conferences are conducted weekly with Neurologists, Neuropathologists, Neuroradiologists and Oncologists.  Our university facilities include an active cerebrovascular laboratory and a fully equipped skull base dissection laboratory.

All recent neurosurgery residency program graduates have completed postgraduate fellowship training, including functional, pediatric, skull base and spine neurosurgery.  Many of our recent graduates have entered full-time academic neurosurgery.

Thank you for your interest in our neurosurgery residency program.  We welcome you to browse this web site for more information about the Neurosurgery residency at the University of Vermont.  For potential applicants, we encourage you to contact our program coordinator or visit our application page.  Please visit our clinical site for more information about Neurosurgery at UVM Medical Center.



Michael Horgan, M.D.              
Chief of Neurosurgery

Bruce Tranmer, M.D.
Program Director