Members of The Texas Brain and Spine Institute, in affiliation with CHI St. Joseph Health System and The Texas A&M Health Science Center, have developed an intensive and comprehensive twelve month didactic and clinical program in Neurologic Surgery for the Physician Assistant which provides the resident with the knowledge and skills necessary to care for the neurosurgical patient.

Program components include:

  • Combined didactic and clinical curriculum
  • Scholarly publication
  • Rotations in virtually all areas of neurosurgery
  • Registration and participation in an annual Neurosurgical meeting
  • Online case tracking and ePortfolio

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

Length of program: 12 Months

  • (6) 8-week rotations and 1 week CME at the annual American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Conference
  • Rotations include spine, vascular, tumor, neurotrama, critical care and functional.

Class size:
1 Student

Class start date: Fall of acceptance year

Requirements: 12 Months

  • Graduate of ARC-PA Physician Assistant program
  • Eligible for Texas licensure
  • NCCPA eligible or certified


For additional information, please feel free to contact Joe Hlavin, PA-C, Director, at [email protected]