The University of Michigan Department of Neurosurgery is dedicated to excellence in clinical care, research, and medical education. We have multiple opportunities for medical students who wish to learn more about neurological surgery and the nervous system. Jason Heth, M.D. serves as the Medical Student Clerkship Director and Nikki Nilsson serves as the Medical Student Coordinator.
FOURTH-YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
UM M4s can register for a four-week rotation through the Office of Student Programs, pending approval from the Neurosurgery Medical Student Director.
FOURTH-YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS FROM OTHER U.S. MEDICAL SCHOOLS
M4s from other medical schools who are interested in a four-week rotation on the Neurosurgery Service must first contact Nikki Nilsson (medical student coordinator) at 734-232-6665 for more information. Applications are processed through VSAS after a spot has been reserved through our coordinator.
THIRD-YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
For U-M M3s, we offer an elective one-week surgical rotation on the Neurosurgery Service during the M3 General Surgery rotation through the Office of Student Programs.
FIRST- AND SECOND-YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS
M1s and M2s from U-M or other U.S. medical schools interested in gaining experience on the Neurosurgery Service should contact Jason Heth, M.D., at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Please keep in mind that there are limited opportunities for shadowing during these years.
NEUROSURGERY INTEREST GROUP
M1s and M2s who wish to explore a potential career in Neurosurgery are encouraged to participate in the University of Michigan Neurosurgery Interest Group. This group coordinates a series of talks with our neurosurgical faculty on life as a neurosurgeon. There are also sessions with recent medical school graduates who are in their early years as neurosurgery residents. This session provides useful insights and tips about deciding to pursue a career in Neurosurgery.