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Application Process

The minimum qualifications to apply to this fellowship program under the NIH T32 grant are:

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident status AND
  • Satisfactory completion of a U.S. Residency in Neurology, Psychiatry, or Other that includes a fellowship in Infectious Diseases
  • M.D. license (or equivalent) is required for this fellowship program (approximately 20% clinical/patient care duties)
International applicants can apply to the program, but will need to get funded under other mechanisms that are available i.e. MS Society grants, AAN fellowship grants, institutional resources, etc. This will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Please apply!

ALL applicants must submit the following documents by December 31st, 2015 for a start date of July 1st, 2017:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from Residency Program Director or ID Fellowship Program Director)
  • USMLE (Steps 1-3, or all available); LMCC score reports (Canadian applicants)
  • Personal Statement: 1-page describing your interest in pursuing a research fellowship, the specific track you are interested in, and a statement of your scientific interests

The applications should briefly define the specific research project planned, the mentoring laboratory or clinical resources to be utilized, and the specific educational goals sought by the applicant.

Letters of Recommendation (LOR's) may be addressed to (LOR writers should send them directly to
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
Attn: Dr. Justin McArthur (Neuroinfectious Disease) OR Dr. Peter Calabresi (Neuroimmunology)
600 North Wolfe Street
Meyer 6-113
Baltimore, MD 21287

NOTE: please send all application materials and letters of recommendation via EMAIL to 

Review/Selection Process: When all applications have been received, the Executive Committee will distribute the applications to a primary reviewer based on the training program track. Once all applications have been reviewed, and Executive Committee meeting will be held to discuss all of the applicants. The strongest applicants will be identified and final selections will be made for interviews during January, February and March each year. The applicants will be ranked and chosen by the Executive Committee by April. Selected applicants will begin training by July 1st.

Contact us

To learn more about the Johns Hopkins University Department of Neurology Neuroimmunology / Neuroinfectious Disease Fellowship, please contact the Program Administrator:

Heather Thomas, M.B.A.
Phone: 443-287-0571

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Maryland Patients

Adult Neurology: 410-955-9441
Pediatric Neurology: 410-955-4259

Adult Neurosurgery: 410-955-6406
Pediatric Neurosurgery: 410-955-7337


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