Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Related Demyelinating Diseases Fellowship

Fellowship information

All fellowship slots have been filled for 2021. The deadline to apply for our July 2022 fellowship is January 15, 2021.

The Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Related Demyelinating Diseases Fellowship at 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.This fellowship is part of the Penn/CHOP Age Span MS and Neuroinflammatory Disorders Fellowship, and portions of training will take place at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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: 1 year
Start Date: July 1
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Salary: Commensurate
Notification: Flexible
Application deadline: February 1
Institutional GME Approval: Yes
ACGME Approval: No
UCNS Accreditation: No


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

Primary topic

Multiple Sclerosis

How to apply

* All slots have been filled for 2020. The deadline to apply for our July 2021 Fellowship is Feb. 1, 2020.

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 applications via email to Ashley Rees-Jones at If items need to be mailed, they can be mailed to:

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis and Related Demyelinating Diseases Fellowship Program
Division of Neurology
Colket Translational Research Building - Room 10200-17
3501 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Attn: Ashley Rees-Jones, NCERT Program Coordinator

If you have any questions at any time during the application process, please contact Ashley 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.