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Neuromuscular Fellowship in the Department of Neurology

The Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship is a 1-year ACGME accredited program devoted to developing expertise in managing neuromuscular disorders as well as mastering electrodiagnostic medicine. Fellows complete 12 months of training in neuromuscular disease and electromyography. Upon completion of the fellowship, trainees are eligible to sit for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology or American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Neuromuscular Medicine Examination as well as the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine Examination. Interested trainees may elect to remain as research fellows for additional training in laboratory or clinical research.

Each week, the Neuromuscular Fellow participates in 3 ½-day Neuromuscular clinics and spends 5 ½-day sessions in the EMG laboratory. Wednesday mornings are devoted to didactic teaching and interpretation of nerve and muscle biopsies. Additional exposure to pediatric neuromuscular disorders, inpatient neuromuscular disorders, neuromuscular rehabilitation, performance of muscle biopsies, and exercise testing is available throughout the training year. Single-fiber electromyography is introduced early in the year and mastered as the training year progresses.

Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship application requirements: CV, personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation (one of which is from a program director or chair), and an application.

We have completed recruitment for the July 2012 - 2013 academic year and will begin accepting applications for the July 2013 - 2014 academic year in early 2012.

For more information, or to apply for a position in the fellowship, please contact Bonita Bryant at 734-936-9556 or bonitab@med.umich.edu, or Dr. Jim Teener at jteener@med.umich.edu