Education for Professionals

Johns Hopkins All Children's Institute for Brain Protection Sciences
offers a wide range of valuable training opportunities.

As an academic medical center, part of our mission is to train clinical professionals. In the Institute for Brain Protection Sciences, that includes specialists from mental health to neurosurgery. Our programs include:

Neurosurgery Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s pediatric neurosurgery fellowship is a one year, post-residency fellowship certified by the Accreditation Council for Pediatric Neurosurgery Fellowships and recognized by the American Boards of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

The neurosurgery fellowship prepares the fellow for a career in pediatric neurosurgery with an emphasis on excellence in patient care, development of technical skills and clinical translational research. The fellow will join our four board-certified neurosurgeons, neurosurgery resident and nurse practitioners and will work under the support of specialists, including neurologists, neuroradiologists, intensivists, orthopaedists and neonatologists. The fellow will work in both inpatient and outpatient settings and care for neonates, infants and children and adolescents up to 21 years old.

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Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

This fellowship program overlaps Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute and the Institute of Brain Protection Sciences. These two institutes work closely together and share a physical space. The neuro-oncology care team includes physician leaders from neuropathology, neurosurgery and neuroradiology, all promoting collaboration of patient care, research and program development.

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Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology

The Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology is a full-time, one year pre-doctoral internship that provides 2,000 clinical training hours. The intern will develop broad and general professional competencies with an emphasis in pediatric/child populations.

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Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital offers two one-year postdoctoral fellowships in psychology:

  • Pediatric psychology, with a special focus on hematology/oncology and consultation-liaison
  • Autism and developmental disabilities

The fellowship program is designed to provide clinical and research experiences necessary to support independent practice in pediatric and clinical child psychology and advanced training for a career within an academic medical or hospital setting. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with supervisors to obtain hours necessary for licensure and will participate in scheduled didactics.

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Post-Doctoral Residency in Pediatric Neuropsychology

Johns Hopkins All Children's post-doctoral residency in pediatric neuropsychology is available to one resident every other year. Residency consists of four six-month rotations, with clinical neuropsychological evaluations as the major rotation throughout the two-year period. The resident will be expected to be on minor rotation with consultation/liaison services, with one monthly on-call schedule lasting one week.

In the second year, the resident is encouraged to develop an area of specialty within neuropsychology and implement a research plan in the area of choice.

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