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.

If you are interested in applying, please fill out this application form.

This opportunity is available to individuals interested in neuroscience. We encourage students of all backgrounds to inquire about this opportunity. We require that you be at least of junior standing if you are an undergraduate student. For any additional questions or inquiries, please email admin@inifoundation.org

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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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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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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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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Samara Zeina Khalil

Samara Zeina Khalil

Shadowing Dr. Vokshoor was the single handedly most interesting experience I've had to date. I got the witness an olfactory bulb tumor being removed during brain surgery and was in the surgery room while I watched two patients receive spinal fusion surgery.

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Emmanuela Fran├žois

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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