Application Process

The SCI Medicine Fellowship Program accepts applications emailed to the Program Coordinator, Randa Karim [email protected]. Applications are accepted beginning July 2021. We are committed to your safety. We offer virtual interview opportunities for all of our applicants. We will work with you to plan an educational and mutually beneficial interview experience. Interviews are by invitation only. 

Fellowship Eligibility

The SCI Medicine Fellowship is open to physicians (US citizen or work eligible) who have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited residency in PM&R, plastic surgery, anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family practice, internal medicine, neurological surgery, neurology, orthopedic surgery, pediatrics, surgery or urology. Successful completion of the fellowship program satisfies the eligibility requirement to take the SCI Medicine Certification Examination.

Spinal Cord Injury Medicine fellowship is one year in length.

Certification in SCI medicine is offered to diplomats of all ABMS member boards, particularly from specialties directly related to the care of persons with spinal cord injury whose diplomats wish to be certified in SCI medicine.

Exceptionally qualified international graduate applicants with residency training outside of the ACGME may be considered if they can obtain an Ohio medical license.


  • Match opens – August 11, 2021
  • Ranking opens – September 8, 2021
  • Quota Deadline - September 29, 2021
  • Ranking closes – October 13, 2021
  • Match day – October 27, 2021

Application Requirements

A complete application includes:

  • SCIM Fellowship Application Form
  • Personal statement
  • Current CV
  • USMLE and/or COMLEX Scores
  • Copy of Medical Diploma
  • Copy of Residency Diploma (if applicable)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (sent with application or directly from letter writers)
  • ECFMG (if applicable)
Accepting applications for 2022-2023 beginning in July 2021. Download Application


Please contact Program Coordinator: Randa Karim [email protected]  Phone: 216-957-3551