The Department of Neurosurgery is pleased to accommodate observors on the basis of availability and sponsorship by a neurosurgery faculty member. Observors will have the opportunity to observe neurosurgical cases in the OR, attend ICU/resident rounds and attend conferences. Observors will not have access to hands-on patient care or direct involvement with surgery.

To arrange a visit as a clinical observer, you must first identify a faculty within the Department who agrees to serve as your sponsor for your visit, and then provide the following information:

  • Written confirmation of faculty sponsor
  • Cover letter including dates of requested visit
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current Photo
  • Letter of good standing as a neurosurgeon or neurosurgical trainee, from applicant’s home institution. (Medical students should provide a letter confirming current status from their institution.)


The listed information above must be collected before submission.

You may then submit the information to:
Stephen Turner
Clerical Assistant
Department of Neurosurgery (M/C 799)
University of Illinois at Chicago
912 South Wood Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-4842
Fax: 312-996-9018

Housing during clinical observership visit can be arranged by contacting UIC Campus Housing at or by calling 312-355-6300.