The list of participating programs for the NASBS Neurosurgery Skull Base Fellowship Match Program is included below. Fellowship positions in this cycle will begin July 1, 2025. Applicants are able to complete one central application to some or all of these programs and the application will be open until 11:59pm Pacific Time June 15, 2023.
Participating programs will schedule interviews July 1 through October 1.
Rank lists are due October 15, 2023
Match Day – December 1, 2023
Prior to submitting your application, please prepare your Letter of Intent, CV, and three Letters of Recommendation. Note: Letters of Recommendation can either be uploaded directly with the application or sent separately from the letter writers to [email protected] and the applicant’s name should be included in the subject line of the email with “LOR”.
Prospective Fellows: When ready, please proceed to the Match Application
|Institution||University of Colorado|
|Title of Fellowship||University of Colorado Skull Base Fellowship|
|Fellowship Director||Dr. Samy Youssef M.D, PhD|
|Contact Name for Applications||Jennifer Hasenbalg|
|Number of Fellows Accepted Per Year||1|
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||No|
|Salaried Position||Yes- contact Program Director for more information|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||Yes|
|Foreign Medical Graduates Eligibility Requirements|
USMLE Steps 1-3, ECFMG Certificate
|Fellowship Program Description:|
The Skull Base Surgery program at the University of Colorado is dedicated to providing exceptional training and experience in the performance of complex intracranial neurosurgery with an emphasis upon the application of skull base surgical techniques to ordinary and extraordinary tumors and vascular lesions. The fellows and residents participate in an intense training to become an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team that incorporates the expertise of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Oculoplastic Surgery, Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Neuro-Oncology, Radiation Oncology and Neuroradiology. In addition to gaining sufficient clinical experience to begin independent practice and form a skull base surgical clinical division, the trainees perform sufficient research, publications and presentations to begin an academic career. Cranial and skull base endoscopic approaches are a relatively new field in complex cranial surgery. Currently, full endoscopic training and teaching is integrated into the skull base microsurgical training in order to develop excellence in cranial endoscopy and minimally invasive complex cranial surgery.