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Residents Rafting

UAB’s neurosurgery residency program supports residents and their families, and there is a natural camaraderie among the residents in our program. Many of our residents have families, or start a family during residency. Birmingham is a family-centric city with many kid-friendly activities. Affordable housing is available near UAB, and many of our residents and their families live within a 20-minute drive from the hospital.

Our residents compete in the Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament held in Central Park, New York, each June. Residents also participate in numerous social outings, and frequently travel to national meetings (CNS, AANS, SNS, Section Meetings). Previous destinations include San Diego, San Francisco, Puerto Rico, Sea Island, Boca Raton, and Denver. The program is very supportive of academic travel and readily reimburses for presenting at these events. Neurosurgery interns participate in The Society of Neurological Surgeons’ “Boot Camp Courses” each year to accelerate their development of early clinical skills.