Headache Medicine Fellowship

Description of Training

Fellowship is focused mainly on clinical care. At the beginning of the fellowship every visit is discussed and staffed with the faculty, with more independence during the training. In addition to training in acute and preventive pharmacologic management, fellows will get familiar with nonpharmacologic treatments, and procedures that include onabotulinum toxin administration, nerve blocks and SPG blocks.

Fellows are provided with opportunities for formal and informal teaching throughout the year, ranging from lectures and presentations at conferences to having residents and other rotators shadow in clinic.

Didactics are offered during the fellowship. They include thrice monthly formal teaching sessions, monthly case conference, and weekly headache division meeting. Fellows are also strongly encouraged to attend local and national headache medicine educational conferences.

Our fellowship adheres to University of Florida College of Medicine GME policies.

Fellowship Requirements

Per the UCNS, our accrediting body, fellow will be at PGY-5 level. Prior residency training in Neurology will be required to enter into the fellowship, and the fellows must be board-eligible for the ABPN Neurology Board. Potential fellows will have a temporary graduate medical education permit through the University of Florida. More information about the UCNS program requirements can be found here.

Application and Timeline

We can accept 1 fellow per year. We start interviews in March prior to the year of fellowship start and offer positions beginning in August of the year prior to start of fellowship. (ie for a July 2023 start, we will offer interviews in March 2022 and offer positions in August 2022.)

The following documents are required:

  • Personal Statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 3 letters of recommendation

To apply or obtain more information about our program, please contact Program Director Dr. Yulia Orlova (Yulia.Orlova@neurology.ufl.edu), or Headache Medicine Program Coordinator Ms. April King (April.King@neurology.ufl.edu).