UCLA Undergraduate Students
Freshmen/Sophomores: Independent Study Course 99
Juniors/Seniors: Independent Study Course 199
Must be in good standing and maintain a 3.0 or above GPA

UCLA Medical Students
First and Third year students - contact faculty directly to observe/shadow/conduct research.  Individual student shadowing which is not part of a DGSOM or Health System sponsored program is not permitted.

Second year students – Neurosurgery participates in the Surgery Clerkship Course SU 019 arranged by the Surgery Education Office (310) 206-2567.

Fourth Year students are eligible for the Neurosurgery Clinical Clerkships NS462.01 (RRUMC or Hybrid),  NS462.02 (Harbor UCLA), and NS462.03 (Neurocritical Care).  Neurocritical Care Clerkships are arranged via Mireya Consiglio, Neurocritical Care Office [email protected]


DGSOM at UCLA will be accepting visiting medical students for the 2024-2025 academic year. DGSOM's catalog on VSLO will be viewable on Monday March 11th, 2024. Applications will open on March 18th, 2024.  Applications must be submitted in VSLO at least two months (60 days) prior to the start date of the elective.


  • US MSIV Students
    Fourth Year US medical students are eligible for one four-week, NS462.01 clerkship. The rotation includes one week at Harbor UCLA (pending space availability). 
  • Neurosurgery Diversity Scholarship
    The UCLA Department of Neurosurgery has established a Diversity Scholarship to support students interested in neurosurgery training and a subsequent academic career. All upcoming fourth year medical students with an interest in equity, diversity, and inclusion are encouraged to apply. Learn more here.
  • International Medical Students
    Final year international students may apply for a NS462.01 Neurosurgery Clinical Clerkship at our main Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Blocks are available between January-May. The student’s home program must have an established reciprocal relationship with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and have pre-selected the student for participation.

Resident Rotators
Residents from other ACGME-accredited training programs are eligible for a rotation lasting a maximum of (90) ninety days. The resident’s home institution must provide an Affiliation Agreement stating continued coverage of salary, benefits, and malpractice insurance.  The rotator is personally responsible for travel and housing arrangements.

For further information contact:

MSIV Students
Colleen Bruton, C-TAGME
Neurosurgery Resident Program Administrator
Tel: (310) 794-7362
E-mail: [email protected]

Undergraduates, MSII Students, Resident Rotators
Abigail McCann, MPA
GME Coordinator 
Phone: (310) 825-8839
Email: [email protected]

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