Residency and Fellowship Programs

Neurosurgery Residency Program

2022 - 2023 Virtual Interview Dates:

Friday, November 11, 2022
Friday, November 18, 2022
Friday, December 2, 2022
Friday, December 9, 2022


NSURG 418 - Neurosurgery Acting-Internship (LSU and Visiting Students)

Clinical Neurosurgery Elective - NSURG 418

Departmental acting internships allow LSUHSC medical students, as well as students from other medical schools, to have a four-week experience on the LSUHSC neurosurgical service. Participants are senior medical students who are interested in pursuing a career in neurosurgery. The sub-interns usually spend two weeks on each of the neurosurgery services at both University Medical Center and West Jefferson. During this time, they make rounds with the residents, accompany faculty and residents in the operating room, work-up patients for critique by the resident and attending staff, and prepare presentations for didactic conference (see link on left sidebar for more information).

Interested outside medical students must submit their application through Visiting Student Application Services (VSAS) to be eligible for the rotation. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Gabriel Tender, MD or the Program Coordinator, Jennifer Bordelon at 504.568.6120 or

Visiting Clerkship in Neurosurgery Under-Represented Minority Scholarship

URM Neurosurgery Scholarship Application

As a joint venture between the Division of Diversity and Division of Community Health and LSU Neurosurgery, we are pleased to sponsor a fourth year senior medical student who plans a career in Neurosurgery and wishes to experience a rotation in our department. Students must self-identify as an under-represented minority (URM) and display genuine interest in exploring issues of social determinants of health, population medicine, access to care, and social justice.


Neurosurgery Program Director
Gabriel Tender, MD


Neurosurgery Program Coordinator
Brooke Baltz