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. Applications closed at 11:59pm Pacific Time June 15, 2023.
Participating programs scheduled and held interviews July 1 through October 1
Certified Rank Orders lists were submitted by Monday, October 30, 2023
Scramble Day – Thursday, November 30, 2023
Match Day – Friday, December 1, 2023
The dates for the next match cycle will be announced in January 2024. In the meantime, applicants should note that prior to submitting your application, you should 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@example.com 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 South Florida|
|Title of Fellowship||Skull Base and Cerebrovascular and complex cranial fellowship|
|Fellowship Director||Siviero Agazzi MD|
|Program Coordinator's Name||Michelle Campbell MHA|
|Contact Name for Applications||Michelle Campbell|
|Number of Fellows Accepted Per Year||1|
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||Yes|
|Salaried Position||Yes- contact Program Director for more information|
|Fellow needs to have full medical license||No|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||Yes|
|Foreign Medical Graduates Eligibility Requirements|
ECGFM Certificate completed at the time of the application
USMLE step 1 and 2 completed at the time of the application
|Fellowship Program Description:|
The USF Skull Base, Cerebrovascular and Complex Cranial fellowship provides an in depth post graduate training in complex tumor and open vascular neurosurgery. The case load is approximately 60% tumor, 30% vascular (aneurysm clipping, AVM resection, EC-IC bypass, carotid endarterectomy) and 10% miscellaneous including spinal cord tumors, intraventricular surgery and CSF management (CSF leak, hydrocephalus etc). About 60% of the skull base tumor work is "open" and 40% is endoscopic transnasal. The fellow functions as a PGY8 resident and shares week-end calls (chief resident call) with the other chiefs and the spine fellow. The fellows does not have attending privileges. The fellow spends 3-4 days in the operating, with the Fellowship Director or with the other skull base faculty. The fellow also participates in outpatient clinic about 1.5 days per week. The fellow is actively engaged in teaching and research and is expected to publish at least 3 peer reviewed manuscripts during his/her year in our department.