Education & Training
The focus of the first fellowship year is on providing a strong foundation in diagnosis and treatment of common and uncommon movement disorders. The second year is tailored to the specific interests of the fellow and may include more extensive focus and dedicated time to clinical, translation or basic research, or developing further detailed expertise in specific disease states or procedural therapies including botulinum toxin injections.
There is no call during fellowship, and weekends and nights are off, with the exception of calls from the answering service regarding the fellow's own patients.
Multidisciplinary Clinics and Conferences
The fellow will be involved in several multidisciplinary clinics and conferences:
- DBS surgical review board (every other week): This is a multidisciplinary group discussion of prospective DBS candidates and participants include neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists and nurse practitioners.
- Huntington's disease clinic: Multidisciplinary clinic attended by neurologists, neurogeneticists, psychiatrists, and genetic counsellors. Excellence in the diagnosis and treatment of Huntington's disease and other genetic movement disorders is the focus of this clinic.
The fellow will participate in several educational activities, including:
- Movement disorder video rounds discussing phenomenology of common and unique presentations.
- Movement disorder conferences: This activity will include didactics, journal clubs, and lectures from local or visiting speakers. The fellow will be encouraged to present at some of these meetings.
- Neurology Grand Rounds
- Patient education events, including attendance of the Parkinson's boot camp event, an event focusing on empowering patients with awareness, education and wellness to take charge over the disease.