Medical students

WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute - A Place of Purpose

Tomorrow's breakthroughs in brain health will happen here. Welcome to the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. We are improving lives by pioneering advances in brain health. With the latest technologies, an ecosystem of partners, and a truly integrated approach, we are making tangible progress. Our breakthroughs in neuroscience are strengthening our efforts to combat public health challenges ranging from addiction to Alzheimer’s. Our collaboration with elite athletes and members of the military in optimizing human performance is leading to new innovations. We are breaking barriers in research and patient care to better serve the people of West Virginia and beyond.

Educational Opportunities for Medical Students

Medical students at WVU have various opportunities to interact with the neurosurgeons during their course of study. Shadowing out-patient clinics, observing in the operating rooms, and rotations on the neurosurgery service give the medical students exposure to a very demanding but rewarding specialty. 

Please review the Curriculum for additional program information. 

For more information about applying for the Neurosurgery Residency at WVU, please review our Application Requirements

Come to Morgantown!

We're closer than you think! Just a little more than an hour's drive south of Pittsburgh, PA, about 3 hours to Cleveland or DC. Niagara Falls is 5 hours away. A 6-hour drive gets you to NYC, Charlotte NC, Indianapolis.

You can fly into Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), rent a car or schedule a shuttle bus and be here in an hour and 15 minutes. Or take a connecting flight to Morgantown Municipal Airport (MGW) from either PIT or Baltimore-Washington International (BWI). Uber and Lyft are options to get around town if you don't want a rental car. 


Get Involved in Clinical Research

Medical students can work with the Neurosurgical Faculty on research projects. Go here for more information about what you need to do to get Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) certified.