Applicant Criteria

Qualifications of prospective trainees:

  • We will consider for acceptance only individuals who have completed a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution.
    —Ph.D.s must be in neuroscience or related fields.
    —M.D.s should be trained in neurology, neurosurgery, or emergency medicine.
  • Per MSSM and NIH guidelines, we require written proof of completion of the advanced degree program.
  • All candidates must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States at the time of their appointment. Trainees will be accepted only on a full-time basis.

Trainees will be selected based on their:

  • Intent and commitment for an academic career in disease-oriented research.
  • Outstanding academic record, research record – prior involvement (quality and quantity).
  • Written personal statement.
  • Letters of recommendations, including those from prior Program Director, prior Chairman, etc.
  • Specific interest within an area of focus including a written summary.

All applicants are required to submit their curriculum vitae/bibliography and at least three letters of references from:

  1. The Chairman
  2. Program Director
  3. And/or Ph.D. thesis chair

Please send all materials to:

Stanley Tuhrim, MD
Department of Neurology
The Mount Sinai Health System
One Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1137
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-241-4562
Fax: 212 987 3301

Interview process

  • Applicants come to Mount Sinai for a full day and visit/interview with the R&S Committee. Tours are given; lunch is provided.
  • Interviews are generally in the spring and early fall for positions available July 1 of the following year. Interview days are generally set for one of the days of the training programs’ educational/didactic lectures so that the applicant can experience an example of the teaching.
  • Applicants can stay at the MSSM student/resident housing, a short walk from the medical center, for those arriving the night before.
  • Applicants are notified either on a rolling basis (for clinical research/stroke fellows) or in December about the decision.

Upon Selection

All trainees will meet regularly (generally weekly) with the Program Director and mentor to ensure that the trainee's milieu, expectations, and goals are being met. Progress and activities from the prior week, future plans and goals, data review, and evaluation feedback will be reviewed during these meetings.

Feedback about the program is openly encouraged from the trainee. Each trainee completes a written evaluation of his/her program every 6 months.

Monthly written evaluations are performed on each trainee as part of clinical departmental polic