Movement Disorders Fellowship
UT MOVE offers a 1-2 year fellowship opportunity for those individuals who have completed an ACGME-accredited neurology or pediatric neurology residency program. The first year consists of a comprehensive clinical experience where the fellow will be exposed to a variety of movement disorders ranging from hyperkinetic and hypokinetic disorders, neurodegenerative disease, ataxia, and spasticity management. And only will the fellow gain clinical experience with these patients, but he or she will leave the Fellowship with adequate training in procedures such as DBS with intraoperative microelectrode recording, botulinum toxin injection therapy, and insertion/refill of intrathecal baclofen pumps. By the completion of the Fellowship, the fellow will have the skillset and competence to manage these complicated patients both medically and surgically. Should the fellow choose to do a 2nd year, he or she will be provided opportunities to perform clinical work translational research and present at national conferences.
This fellowship is one that values every opportunity for the fellow to have hands-on learning opportunities and full immersion in patient care. As such, they are a full member of the multidisciplinary team. In addition, they will have one-on-one mentorship with the program director and primary faculty.
Movement Disorders Fellow Schedule
The fellow will be provided several opportunities to participate in outpatient clinic in both the county and University Hospital setting as well as time for procedures. Built into the fellow schedule includes administration time to participate in educational opportunities as well as research opportunities should the fellow desire. All weekends and holidays are off and there is no night call.
UT MOVE is part of the movement disorder match facilitated through the San Francisco matching program: SFMatch. To apply, send your CV and 3 letters of recommendation to: Mya.C.Schiess@uth.tmc.edu (Program Director).