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
|Title of Fellowship||Mayo Clinic Rochester Neurosurgery Skull Base Oncology Fellowship|
|Fellowship Director||Michael J. Link, MD|
|Program Coordinator's Name||Daks Marquart BA|
|Contact Name for Applications||Daks Marquart|
|Number of Fellows Accepted Per Year||2|
|Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Accredited||Yes|
|Salaried Position||Yes- contact Program Director for more information|
|Fellow needs to have full medical license||Yes|
|Accept Foreign Medical Graduates (outside US & Canada)||Yes|
|Foreign Medical Graduates Eligibility Requirements|
Foreign Medical Graduate Candidates must have completed neurosurgical training in their home countries and passed all three steps of the USMLE examination.
|Fellowship Program Description:|
The Mayo Clinic Skull Base Oncology Fellowship is a comprehensive one-year training program designed to give the fellows a broad exposure to the diagnosis and management of all varieties of skull base disorders. Typically, we have two fellows/year, one enfolded and one external. The fellowship is arranged in 3 month blocks during which the fellow is assigned to either Dr. Link or Dr. Van Gompel/Dr. Peris Celda. During the first block with Dr. Link the fellow is required to attend Clinic on non-operative days. Each faculty member operates every other week day, so there are always skull base faculty operating every day. There is also opportunity to learn Gamma Knife radiosurgery with Dr. Link doing more than 200 cases of skull base radiosurgery/year but is not required. The surgical practice is extremely busy and encompasses the breadth of skull base pathology. There is an essentially equal mixture of open and endoscopic cases. Pathologies addressed include pituitary tumors and other sellar and suprasellar tumors, spontaneous CSF leaks, meningiomas, paragangliomas, vestibular schwannomas and other benign and malignant tumors of the anterior, middle and posterior skull base. We work closely with our colleagues in other disciplines. The fellows are expected to teach the residents and oversee patient care but have very limited call responsibilities. Publication of scientific manuscripts is expected as is attendance and presentation at the annual NASBS meeting.