Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Related Demyelinating Diseases Fellowship

  • Fellowship information

    * All Residency slots have been filled for 2015 and 2016.

    The Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Related Demyelinating Diseases Fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides trainees with the necessary knowledge and skills required to provide expert diagnosis and care of children with multiple sclerosis and related conditions, and to develop an appreciation of, and participation in, relevant research initiatives.

    The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Related Demyelinating Diseases program is a tertiary, multidisciplinary clinic. Research activities focus on advanced imaging and analysis, visual sciences, and outcomes research.

    Length of Fellowship: 2 years
    Start Date: 07/01/2015
    Location: Philadelphia, PA
    Salary: Commensurate
    Notification: Flexible
    Application deadline: 02/28/2015
    Institutional GME Approval: Yes
    ACGME Approval: No
    UCNS Accreditation: No

    Requirements

    • Adult or pediatric neurology residency, board certified or board eligible.
    • International candidates will be considered.

    Primary topic

    Multiple Sclerosis

  • How to apply

    * All Residency slots have been filled for 2015 and 2016.

    The following items are required for application to the Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Related Demyelinating Diseases Fellowship Program:

    1. Common application (PDF)
    2. Three (3) Letters of Reference (LORs)
    3. Dean’s letter aka Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE )
    4. Medical school transcript
    5. Curriculum Vitae
    6. Personal statement
    7. Photograph
    8. USMLE Parts 1, 2 (ck and cs if applicable) & 3 score transcript(s)
    9. ECFMG Certification if graduated from a medical school outside the U.S., Canada, or Puerto Rico
    10. Visa documentation if not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.

    Application process

    Please submit any questions/application materials to:

    The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Related Demyelinating Diseases Fellowship Program
    Attn: Neiressa P Croom, NCERT Program Coordinator
    Colket Translational Research Building - Room 10200-11
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    If you have any questions at any time during the application process, please contact Neiressa Croom at 215-590-1722 or by email.

    Tobacco-free hiring policy

    To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014, will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

    Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.