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How to Apply

Completed applications should be returned by January 1 — 18 months prior to the July 1 start date. For example, interviews will be held in January 2018 for a start date in July 2019. 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. Applications are accepted from September to December of each year. Selected candidates are invited for a full-day interview at MSK in January. A faculty meeting is held within 2 weeks of the interview dates to review candidates and extend acceptance offers. We accept 2 clinical fellows a 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 a laboratory of their choice at MSKCC.

Submit Applications to:

Shahiba Q. Ogilvie, MPH
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Phone: 212.639.2848

Elizabeth Kurach
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065