Movement Disorders Fellowship Program
Description of Training
This fellowship is specially designed for excellent candidates interested in Movement Disorders. Unique to this experience will be training identification and treatment of all movement disorders (parkinsonism, tremor, dystonia, tic, myoclonus, peripheral, etc), training in clinical trials, stereotaxic surgery, and neurophysiology for movement disorders surgery (programming and intra-operative placement). The fellowship is 1-2 years and offers a comprehensive experience including superior teaching from faculty with expertise in movement disorders, clinical trials, stereotaxic surgery, imaging for movement disorders surgery, and detailed microelectrode mapping techniques. The fellow will receive superior teaching and will have access to one of the largest organized clinical and video databases of movement disorders. The goal of the fellowship is to turn out truly outstanding movement disorders experts.
The University of Florida Movement Disorders Center boasts a team of over 20 clinical and research faculty members. Fellows will have exposure and teaching from any and all faculty. There are individual experts in movement disorders neurology, movement disorders neurosurgery, neuropsychology, psychiatry, voice analysis, speech and swallowing, as well as gait and kinematics.
Through a truly interdisciplinary approach, fellows will learn the clinical and research tools necessary for a successful career. The center team meets once a week to discuss the best movement disorder cases in a video teaching format. The Brain Institute has four laboratories dedicated to movement disorders (Stem cell, Viral Vector, Cognitive, and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory). Fellows will have the option of shaping their experience toward clinical, trials, surgical, basic science or any combination. The emphasis is on training outstanding movement disorders neurologists. Those candidates interested in academic careers will be mentored and taught to write NIH style grants and given opportunities to become successful in publishing papers in peer reviewed journals. The faculty of this program are interested in clinical teaching, as well as research. The center receives funding from the NIH, Michael J Fox Foundation, NPF, and many other grant sources. The center also holds memberships with the Parkinson’s Study Group, Huntington’s Study Group, Dystonia Study Group, and DBS Study Group.
Application for fellowship training
If you would like to obtain more information on any of our programs, please contact Jennifer Shipley (Residency/Fellowship Coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.