Residency Program Structure

The Department of Neurosurgery residency program at Wayne State University includes seven years of post-graduate training.


  • Harper University Hospital
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital
  • Children's Hospital of Michigan
  • Sinai-Grace Hospital
  • Neuropathology
  • Endovascular Neurosurgery
  • Clinical Research
  • PGY-I electives:
    • Neurology
    • Neuro-Anesthesiology
    • Neuro-Radiology
    • Neurocritical Care
    • Neurotrauma

Every resident spends the last 12 months of training as Chief Resident. Each resident in the program currently completes from 48 to 50 months of clinical neurosurgery. The rotation order varies slightly for every resident.

Service and Experience Requirements

Harper University Hospital Service

Detroit Receiving Hospital Service

Children's Hospital of Michigan Service

Sinai-Grace Hospital Service

Research Facilities & Opportunities

Critical Care Experience