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Neurosurgery Clerkship

The Department of Neurological Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers a clinical elective that is open to enrolled fourth year medical students in good academic standing at any U.S. medical school. Elective rotations are four weeks in length.

Vanderbilt University will be using VSAS, the new Visiting Student Application Service, to receive visiting student applications. Application requirements include:

  • VSAS application for your preferred elective (Neurological Surgery, 517-5620)
  • Picture of Applicant
  • CV
  • Transcript

We will begin accepting applications on April 1st. Applications must be submitted at least 8 weeks in advance.

For more information on VSAS, please see, or contact

All accepted students are required to participate in an orientation with the Office of Student Records on the first day of your rotation. Approved visiting students must adhere to the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine 4th Year Academic Calendar.

NOTE: Completion of a Visiting Sub-I is not required to match in our program. Many of our current residents did not complete a visiting elective rotation with us. Although we will give your application every consideration, completion of a visiting Sub-I does not automatically lead to an interview. Thank you for your interest in our program.

Students wishing for more information about this program should email: