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SPECIAL NOTICE: The University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery will host resident applicant interviews virtually during the 2020-2021 academic year for residency positions beginning July 1, 2021. Please contact Margaret Minea at for more information, including virtual opportunities to learn about the program.

The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Kansas Medical Center offers a four-week rotation for fourth-year medical students from KU and other medical schools through the Visiting Student Application Service

The VSAS system for the Department of Neurosurgery at KU Medical Center opens in mid-March. Students interested in applying to the neurosurgery sub-internship/externship through VSAS should contact Margaret Minea, residency program coordinator, at or 913-588-6119 at their earliest convenience. Applicants are welcome and encouraged to contact Ms. Minea before the system opens so the department can anticipate applications and assist with scheduling.

Visiting students rotate at the KU Hospital, spending time on the cranial and spine services. During the rotation, students will have the opportunity to participate in the operating room, clinics, interventional suites, ICU and floor care, academic conferences and more.

Specific requirements for these rotations can be found at the KU Medical Center Student Affairs website

Fall 2020 four-week rotations:
June 1-27
June 29-July 25
July 27-August 22
August 24-September 19
September 21-October 17
October 19-November 14
November 16-December 12

Spring 2021 four-week rotations: 
January 4-30
February 1-27
March 1-27
March 29-April 24
April 26-May 22

For questions and more information, review the VSAS FAQs and contact the residency program coordinator.

Last modified: Jul 27, 2020