Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Related Demyelinating Diseases Fellowship

Fellowship information

All fellowship slots have been filled for 2024. The deadline to apply for our July 2025 1 year clinical fellowship is December 1, 2023, with applications submitted through the San Francisco Match. Slots for candidates interested in combined clinical and research programs or research only programs starting in July 2025 will be filled outside the match.  Please see the Penn/CHOP Fellowship web site (link below) for additional information. 

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.

Read more about the Penn/CHOP Age Span MS and Neuroinflammatory Disorders Fellowship.

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: 1-2 years
Start Date: July 1
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Salary: Commensurate
Notification: Flexible
Application deadline: December 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 if all licensing and credentialing requirements are met.

Primary topic

Multiple Sclerosis

How to apply

All clinical applicants are asked to submit all application materials through the San Francisco Match site.  For all research and combined research and clinical applicants, 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.

Other requirements

To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members (including trainees) on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

This mandate also applies to workforce members or trainees performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members and trainees who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons. Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected category. CHOP is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.

CHOP is committed to building an inclusive culture where employees feel a sense of belonging, connection, and community within their workplace. We are a team dedicated to fostering an environment that allows for all to be their authentic selves. We are focused on attracting, cultivating, and retaining diverse talent who can help us deliver on our mission to be a world leader in the advancement of healthcare for children.

We strongly encourage all candidates of diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.

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