Movement Disorders Fellowship (Minnesota)
Mayo Clinic's one-year Movement Disorders Fellowship Program offers a rich clinical and research experience, including:
- The diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of movement disorders, such as:
- Parkinson's disease
- Huntington's disease
- Tic disturbances
- Gait disturbances
- Tardive dyskinesia
- Other disorders of the basal ganglia
- Research opportunities in neuroepidemiology, neurophysiology, immunohistochemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, basic neuroscience, clinical treatment trials and genetics
- Training in movement disorders neurophysiology and the therapeutic administration of botulinum toxin for dystonia, hemifacial spasm and related disorders
Your fellowship experience will be busy and rewarding, with ample opportunity to observe and investigate all aspects of movement disorders.
The research portion of the fellowship is focused on understanding and applying findings to patient treatment.
A second year of fellowship may be considered depending on your clinical and research interests and long-term career goals.
To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance will be monitored carefully during the course of your program training. You will be evaluated formally by your supervising faculty member after each clinical rotation and will meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you will regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.
The Movement Disorders Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester began in 1993. Since that time, several fellows have completed their training in the program. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete this fellowship annually.