Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto

Program Description

TThe Paediatric MS and Neuroinflammation Program at The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, has a Fellowship Program that provides excellent research and clinical training, as well as career mentorship. Fellowships are available for one to two years, with possible extension for a third year. There is one funded position per year; however, applicants with their own funding are also encouraged to apply.

Research in our program is specifically oriented towards the establishment of validated methodologies and interventions to ameliorate cognitive, motor, and psychological disability in this population, with a focus on lifestyle influences (diet and exercise) on MS outcomes. We also have a focus on structural imaging, particularly structural and functional visual outcomes.

More Details

This fellowship is directed towards neurologists and child neurologists interested in obtaining research training and experience in research in pediatric MS and neuroinflammatory disorders. Exceptional candidates who have obtained PhDs in kinesiology, clinical neuropsychology, or areas relevant to physical activity or outcomes research will also be strongly considered.

The intention of the fellowship is to provide the candidate with a strong background in research methods and the academic process with the ultimate goal for the fellow to solidify the tools needed to become an independent clinician and researcher.

Eligibility Requirements

Qualified applicants are encouraged to obtain funding to secure a spot in the fellowship program.

Candidates Must:

  1. Be fully certified paediatric neurologists in their country of origin
  2. Have a strong interest in an academic career in paediatric stroke, and
  3. Be fluent in spoken and written English

If English is not the candidate’s primary language, candidates must provide scores for one of the tests below:

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTSTM)
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) TOEFL iBT ®

How to Apply

If applicant is funded, a copy of the sponsorship letter is required.

The applicant must complete a fellowship application via our application website, and submit the below requirements:

  • Current CV
  • Letter of Intent
  • Medical Degree (a notarized translation of medical degree, if needed)
  • Transcript Marks
  • Paediatric or Neurology Sub-Specialty Certificate (a notarized translation of specialty certificate, if needed)
  • English Proficiency Test (if needed)
  • Passport
  • 3 Reference Letters