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:

Justin Galvis

Justin Galvis

Shadowing Dr. Vokshoor has been a fantastic eye-opening experience into the life of a neurosurgeon. For a pre-medical student as myself, it was enjoyable, informative, and most of all, fascinating. It is one thing to learn about human anatomy and medicine in an academic setting, but it is an entirely different and necessary experience to witness the application of what is learned in the classroom, particularly when considering a career in the medical field.

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Rawad Rayes

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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Lauren Weiss

Lauren Weiss

This internship has provided an unparalleled experience in examining and participating in the life of a neurosurgeon. Dr. Vokshoor is a master of his craft and this opportunity has given mea perspective into understanding the healing arts. This branch of medicine requires making split second decisions where there is no margin for error, and it was a privilege to work along side such a dedicated physician.

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Richard Ma

Richard Ma

Shadowing Dr. Vokshoor was one of my most rewarding experiences as a pre-medical undergraduate. In one week, I was able to sit in multiple clinics, observe two spinal surgeries, and gain valuable insight into the daily life of a neurosurgeon.

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Melissa Larcher

Shadowing Dr. Vookshor and his staff was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had thus far, not only did I learn a great amount about the neuroanatomy but about direct patient care as well.

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Robert Kim

My internship at INI with Dr. Vokshoor gave me valuable experience and insight on not just the field of neurosurgery but the ins and outs of health care in general.

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