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Application Process


The minimum qualifications to apply to this fellowship program are:

  • Satisfactory completion of a Residency in Neurology
  • M.D. license (or equivalent) is required for this fellowship program (approximately 20% clinical/patient care duties)

Please note: U.S. and international applicants can apply to the program. All applicants are encouraged to obtain funding from available resources such as: MS Society grants, AAN fellowship grants, institutional resources, etc. This will be decided on a case-by-case basis, so please apply!

Documents Needed

All applicants must submit the following documents by November 15, 2021 for a start date of July 1, 2023:

  • Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (one from residency program director or fellowship program director
  • Personal statement: One page describing your interest in pursuing a clinical research fellowship and a statement of your scientific interests and goals for fellowship. The applications should briefly define the type of fellowship desired (clinical, clinical research and clinical trials, or basic science research [still includes clinical]), the specific research project planned (if desired), the mentoring laboratory or clinical resources to be utilized (if known), and the specific educational goals sought by the applicant.
  • Optional but encouraged: USMLE (Steps 1-3, or all available); LMCC score reports (Canadian applicants)

Letters of recommendation (LORs) may be addressed as follows:

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
Division of Neuroimmunology and Neurological Infections
RE: Fellowship Letter of Recommendation

Mason Kruse-Hoyer, MD, MA
(443) 478-3375

Please note: send all application materials and letters of recommendation via email to

Review/Selection Process

When all applications have been received, the program directors and executive committee will review each application and distribute to pertinent reviewers based on the training program track. Once all applications have been reviewed, a 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-March each year. The applicants will be ranked and chosen by the program directors and executive committee by March. Selected applicants will begin training by July 1 the following year.

Contact us

To learn more about the Johns Hopkins University Department of Neurology Neuroimmunology Fellowship, please contact the Coordinator:

Mason Kruse-Hoyer, MD, MA
(443) 478-3375 

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