Pre-Clinical Fellowship

Interested applicants are invited to apply for a one- to two-year fellowship opportunity within the Department of Neurosurgery.  Pre-Clinical and Post-Residency fellowships are available and provide the candidate the opportunity to participate fully in the clinical and teaching activities of the University of Iowa Neurosurgery residency training program. Fellows are supervised by internationally recognized faculty members and receive extensive exposure to the full range of clinical neurosurgery.

International applicants are also welcome to apply. Previous fellows have been successful in making use of this training opportunity to subsequently secure U.S. accredited neurosurgery residency positions. Applicants must have passed the USMLE and hold an ECFMG certificate.

Typical exposure by diagnostic category:

  • Degenerative Spine: 35%
  • Tumor: 10%
  • Trauma: 20%
  • Pediatric: 10%
  • Deformity: 10%
  • Vascular: 15%

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