Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in the Neurological Surgery Residency Program at University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine.

Learn about the history of the Department of Neurosugery.

The Department of Neurological Surgery offers two appointments each year in a 7-year program. The program is designed to provide residents with increasing clinical and surgical responsibility over the course of their training, and to prepare graduates for an academic neurosurgical career, a practice in the private sector, or further training in a subspecialty fellowship.

Residents in the Department of Neurological Surgery fall under the supervision of the Graduate Medical Education division.

Residents rotate through four sites during training:

  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

How to Apply

Applications should be received by the Department eight months before the starting date of residency. The Residency Training Program in Neurological Surgery uses the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS),, and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). For information about registering, please visit their Web site,, or call them at (866) 617-5834.

A passing score on USMLE Step II (CS and CK) is required for all trainees beginning a University of Colorado Denver, School of Medicine GME program.

Contact Information

For additional information, e-mail the residency program coordinator:

Krystin Martinez