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Clinical Neurophysiology, Electromyography Fellowship (Florida)

Program Description

The Clinical Neurophysiology Program at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville has been accredited as a one-year fellowship by the ACGME. Those fellows who meet the requirements, including a broad experience in clinical neurophysiology, will be eligible to take the Subspecialty Certification Examination in Clinical Neurophysiology given by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

This one-year fellowship program will prepare you to establish and supervise an electromyography laboratory in an academic center or integrated group practice. Training emphasis is on EMG, including single fiber EMG, nerve conduction techniques, evoked potentials, surgical monitoring and related clinical disorders.

Training in electroencephalography, evoked potential studies, autonomic studies, neurophysiological assessment of movement disorders, and quantitative sensory testing is also available. The program is structured to allow close coordination of outpatient evaluation and management with the performance and interpretation of neurophysiological procedures.

Department & Faculty

The Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program faculty is comprised of Mayo Clinic specialists, who are committed to patient care, education and research in their daily practices. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are well regarded in their field. You will have direct access to these individuals throughout your training. Visit the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville for a list of faculty and further information.

Curriculum

First Two Months
During the first two months of the fellowship, you will attend the Clinical Neurophysiology Introductory Course at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. This is a formal didactic program covering the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pathology and clinical neurophysiological features of a disease, combined with training in basic EMG methodologies. You will be tested in these areas before advancing to clinical studies on patients.

Third through Twelfth Months
Months three through twelve will provide you with a broad range of experience in performing and interpreting neurophysiology procedures, training in the diagnostic evaluation and management of patients with neuromuscular disorders, and designated research time. Adult services are offered at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and Mayo Clinic hospital while pediatric patients are seen in Nemours Children's Clinic and Wolfson Children's Hospital.

All faculty have appointments in the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education. Adult and pediatric outpatient care on the neuromuscular service and in the Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic is scheduled in conjunction with neurophysiology laboratory time to permit you to perform studies on your own patients. Outpatient experience in the epilepsy clinic also is available. The fellowship additionally offers the opportunity to rotate on the movement disorders service for training in botulinum toxin injections. You may concentrate training in specific areas (e.g., EMG vs. EEG; adult vs. pediatric) within broad guidelines of the curriculum.

With faculty guidance, you will advance from basic EMG and nerve conductions in common disorders, to increasingly independent examinations of more complicated neuromuscular problems. A similar training approach is taken in EEG, autonomic studies, and movement disorders evaluations.

Research

You will be encouraged to identify and begin one or more research projects by the fourth month of training. The type of project you select depends largely on your professional interests and abilities. Dedicated research time is provided to facilitate completion of your study.

Additional Didactic Training
Throughout the fellowship, you will conduct a biweekly neuromuscular case study conference, and attend a biweekly clinical neurophysiology conference and monthly journal club. A muscle pathology and muscle biopsy review conference is held monthly. A peripheral nerve pathology teleconference is held monthly from the peripheral nerve laboratory at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Evaluation

To ensure you gain proficiency and develop the corresponding technical skills, your performance is monitored throughout this program. You are formally evaluated by your supervising faculty member following the completion of each clinical rotation; and then meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure your educational goals are being met.

Admissions

Qualifications
To apply to the Clinical Neurology Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, you must have successfully completed an accredited residency program in neurology.

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Application Process

Positions
One position is offered in the Clinical Neurology Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville each year on a competitive basis.

How to Apply

MSGME does not process printed applications to this program. To apply, you need to use the third-party application service, Apply Yourself.

Applications for each academic year should be completed by June 1 for programs that begin in July or November of the following calendar year.

If you are considered for an appointment, you will be asked to visit Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Mayo Clinic in Rochester or Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale for an interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are conducted in September.

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Program Contacts

For more information, please submit the following information via email:

  • Name of the residency or fellowship in which you are interested
  • The Mayo Clinic Campus at which the program is offered (Jacksonville, Fla., Rochester, Minn., or Scottsdale, Ariz.)
  • Your name, address and phone number
  • Your medical school and year of graduation
  • Your previous residency or fellowship training, if any

Or contact:

Devon Rubin, M.D.
Department of Neurology

Mayo Clinic
4500 San Pablo Road
Jacksonville, FL 32224
904-953-0110

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