Completed applications should be returned by January 1 — 18 months prior to the July 1 start date. For example, interviews will be held in December or January 2019 for a start date in July 2021. Positions are not available outside these dates and are filled yearly.
An application consists of a comprehensive CV and three recent letters of recommendation, one of which has to be from the fellow’s current program director and an optional statement of intent. Applications are accepted until November 16 of each year. Selected candidates are invited for a full-day interview at MSK in December or January. A faculty meeting is held within two weeks of the interview dates to review candidates and extend acceptance offers. We accept two clinical fellows per year.
The neurosurgical fellowship is available to candidates who have completed the core residency training in neurosurgery and who are in excellent standing at their institution. We do not allow enfolded fellowships. We encourage applications from fellows who are interested in developing an academic career in neuro-oncology. Applicants must be eligible for a New York State medical license and must obtain the license prior to beginning the fellowship. To obtain a New York State medical license, candidates are required to have had three years of residency training in the United States or Canada. Foreign applicants must have passed the ECFMG or FMGEMS, as well as the FLEX exams.
Length of Program
One year for the clinical track
If accepted to do research, the fellow is encouraged to spend 2 years of research time in an MSK laboratory of their choice.
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