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The Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Residency Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I submit materials in addition to what is required by ERAS?
Yes, you can send us any additional materials you wish, however we do not require anything more than what is needed to complete the CAS application. If you have additional materials you wish to submit, please mail these items directly to:

Ms. Jamie Hoffberger
Neurosurgery Residency Coordinator
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1800 Orleans Street, Zayed 6126
Baltimore, MD 21287

How many letter of recommendation do I need?
Applications must include a minimum of three letters of recommendation, including at least one from a neurosurgeon.

When and how will you notify candidates about interviews?
We typically begin reviewing applications by early October. Once the Dean's letters are received, (shortly after November 1) final selections are made regarding those candidates we wish to invite for interviews. All applicants selected for interview will be contacted simultaneously via e-mail. If no response is received within 24 hours, or if there is no e-mail available, applicants will be contacted by telephone. Generally, the interview notification time period occurs during the 2nd or 3rd week of November.

How many applicants does your program interview?
Approximately 30 applicants are interviewed each year.

Is completion of a Subinternship in Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins required to match at Johns Hopkins?
Completion of a visiting subinternship 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 subinternship does not automatically lead to an interview.

How many cases do your residents do per year?
In the last academic year, our residents performed more than 4,000 surgical cases at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medica Center.

Does your program allow enfolded clinical fellowships during the research years?
Yes. The available enfolded fellowships are Spine, Pediatrics, Cerebrovascular and Endovascular.

Does your program accept International Medical Graduates?

What kind of visa do you offer foreign nationals?
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine supports the use of the ECFMG sponsored J-1 for clinical trainees. We do not offer H-1B1 visas except to foreign nationals who are graduates of U.S. medical schools.

Do you have USMLE score requirements and other specific qualifications for IMGs?
We do not have specific requirements for foreign medical graduates. Every application is considered on an individual basis. However, all IMGs must have be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).

Is clinical experience in the United States required?
Prior clinical experience in the United States is advantageous. However, candidates can be accepted into the program without previous U.S. clinical training.

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Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259

Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337


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