How To Apply

Now Accepting Applications

The application window is open for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Application Process 

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine Fellowship interviews will be scheduled by invitation only. The number of postgraduate fellows in spinal cord injury medicine is limited to one fellow for the academic year. Interviews will be held in September. Candidates will also have an opportunity to meet faculty and discuss the fellowship at the annual Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (ASCIP) conference.

Applicants must have completed an ACGME accredited residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, internal medicine, neurological surgery, neurology, orthopaedic surgery, pediatrics, plastic surgery, surgery or urology and be board-eligible or board-certified in their specialty.

Application Materials

  • Application
  • CV 
  • Personal Statement
  • USMLE/COMLEX Scores
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (LoR)
    • One faculty LoR from applicant's residency program director
    • Two additional LoRs 

Additional Requirements

  • All applications must be submitted via email to: tanguay@umn.edu
  • J1 visas available
  • H1-B visas are not available

Application Deadlines

August 10th, 2020 Recommended submission of the application and supporting material *
August 12th, 2020 Registration opens on NRMP
Labor Day Week, 2020 Opportunity to interview with programs at ASCIP Annual Meeting
September 9th, 2020 Rank list opens on NRMP 
Aug - October 14th, 2020 Visit and interview with programs in person, if desired
October 14th, 2020 Rank list finalized on NRMP
October 28th, 2020 Match Day 





*It is highly recommended to submit on or before this date to give adequate time for programs to review your application and arrange for an interview. Programs may accept applications on a case-by-case basis after this date.