Dear Prospective Residents:
The Residency Program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School and the Vivian L. Smith Department of Neurosurgery is driven by outstanding and dedicated faculty, a dominant clinical program with extensive numbers of complex neurosurgical cases, and a substantive research program geared towards developing new treatments and devices for patients in the near future.
We are committed to providing the best neurosurgical care to the citizens of Houston, to leading the world in advancing the art and science of neurosurgery, and to producing the next generation of neurosurgical leaders. All aspects of this mission are integrated into our daily practice. Clinicians collaborate with scientists, and all are involved in teaching.
Each faculty and staff member in the Department is committed to the goal of being the best and training the best. Residents are individually mentored, evaluated and promoted, and are also regularly asked to evaluate the Program and participate in its continual improvement. Through this structure, our residents develop into excellent neurosurgeons, positioned to become leaders in any area of their career interest.
MNI has been a leader in bringing innovations to the field of neuroscience, with a long list of firsts in the treatment of stroke, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, neurotrauma, brain aneurysms and other complex neurological conditions. We are proud of the dedication of our team of physicians and scientists and invite you to learn more about our Residency Program and our Institute.
|Dong H. Kim, M.D.
DIRECTOR AND CHAIRMAN
|Arthur Day, M.D.
VICE CHAIR-EDUCATION & PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Application to The University of Texas Medical School at Houston Vivian L. Smith Neurosurgery Residency Program is done strictly through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) using the National Residency Match Program (NRMP).
Medical students can apply to our program starting September 15th (refer to NRMP for official date). Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis. Invitations for interviews will go out beginning in mid-October.
Our interview process consists of two, half-day segments – on a Monday and Tuesday. The first day begins at 1:30 p.m. with an overview of the department and residency program by Dong Kim, M.D., Chair, and Arthur L. Day, M.D., Program Director. The afternoon will continue with a tour of our facilities and the campus. Interviews with the faculty will begin shortly after. That evening you will have the opportunity to casually interact with our current residents during dinner at a local restaurant.
The second day will begin at 7:00 a.m., and you will have the opportunity to attend our regularly scheduled morning conference.
Interviews with the faculty will continue shortly after the conclusion of morning conference and will conclude by 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided afterwards from 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. You are encouraged to attend lunch, but we understand that you may have to leave following interviews because of travel obligations. Therefore, attendance at lunch is not mandatory.
Our 2018–2019 interview dates:
November 13 – 14, 2017
December 11 – 12, 2017
January 8 – 9, 2018
Please note that interview sessions begin at 1:30 p.m. on the first day and will end by 12:30 p.m. on the second day.
Per NRMP guidelines, Final Match decisions are submitted by the Residency Program in mid-February. Match Day – when the new incoming residents are identified – is in mid-March!
Overview of the Residency Program for Prospective Residents