The Institute of Neuro Innovation (INI) is proud to offer a week-long, unpaid educational internship program in which students are able to shadow Dr. Amir Vokshoor. By observing Dr. Vokshoor in both an outpatient clinical setting and the operating room, interns get a first-hand look at the life of a neurosurgeon.

This opportunity is available to individuals interested in neuroscience. We encourage students of all backgrounds to inquire for this opportunity. We require that you be at least of junior standing if you are an undergraduate student. Please email INI’s internship coordinator, Samira Soroory, at ssoroory@inifoundation.org for more information.

Testimonials from students who have completed the internship:

Alina Naqvi

Alina Naqvi

I shadowed Dr. Vokshoor in the clinic and operating room, watching surgeries like disc microdecompressions, spinal fusions, and craniotomies during an internship program. I joined Dr. Vokshoor during his pre- and postoperative appointments as well as consults. With this experience, I furthered my understanding of medicine—a connection with the patient.

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Desiree Basl

Desiree Basl

During my internship with the Institute of Neuro Innovation, I felt part of a very special cohort as I enhanced my understanding of neuroscience and medicine. As I shadowed Dr. Vokshoor during clinical and surgical procedures, I observed the requirements and expectations a physician must not only meet but surpass to effectively provide quality patient care. During clinical and surgical days, I became well acquainted with numerous health care providers, each of who contribute to the diverse practice of medicine.

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Alison Hildebrandt

The INI Educational Internship is one of those rare experiences in life that on paper seems too good to be true, and then surpasses all expectations.

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Richard Ma

Emmanuela François

Interning through INI has been an amazing opportunity. Dr. Vokshoor and his staff are an excellent group. He is a brilliant neurosurgeon with a personality that makes those around him feel at ease.

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Andrea Binley

Andrea Binley

My internship with the Institute of Neuro Innovation has been one of the most interesting and rewarding experiences I have had. In a week of shadowing Dr. Vokshoor, I sat in on clinic at three different locations, observed a surgical procedure, and witnessed the day-to-day interaction between Dr. Vokshoor, his patients, and his staff.

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Eshita Shah

Eshita Shah

Shadowing Dr. Vokshoor was truly an amazing experience. I learned a great deal not only about neuroanatomy, but also about the roles and expectations of a neurosurgeon. Everyone in the OR was very welcoming and willing to explain what was going on.

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