FYI for all of you DO students looking to apply to AOA Neurosurgery Programs. Desert Regional Medical Center located in Palm Springs, CA is accepting applications for 2016 via ERAS. Desert Regional Medical Center is a 24-hour Level II Trauma Center – the only designated trauma center in the Coachella Valley, covering more than 8,000 square miles. Operated by Tenet Health, the 387-bed tertiary acute care hospital has received advanced certification as a Primary Stroke Center by the nation’s leading hospital accrediting body, The Joint Commission. Desert Regional also has the community’s only certified programs in spine surgery and hip and knee replacement. As part of its award-winning stroke services, the hospital has a dedicated neuro-intensive care unit. We accept 2 residents per year and participate in the AOA Match. Our first class started July 1, 2015. Please email me directly if you have any questions about our program: [email protected] Thank you!