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Multiple Sclerosis & Neuroimmunology Fellowships
University of Washington Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship
The University of Washington Multiple Sclerosis Center in Seattle, Washington is offering a one-year clinical fellowship in multiple sclerosis (MS) rehabilitation.
The UW MS Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive MS centers in the US, and treats over 4,000 patients in the Northwest region. In addition, the UW houses the only MS Rehabilitation Research and Training Center in the country. Fellows participate in outpatient clinics, inpatient consultation, electrodiagnostic medicine, radiology, formal didactics, journal club, and related research. The curriculum emphasizes rehabilitative MS care in a clinical setting. A didactic series and specialized materials address the fellow’s educational needs. In addition, fellows can also avail themselves of the teaching programs for musculoskeletal, electrodiagnostic, and SCI fellows at the UW.
Training sites include the University of Washington Medical Center, Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, and other major MS Centers in Seattle. Mentorship is provided by George H. Kraft, MD, MS, director of the UW MS Center, and other faculty physiatrists and neurologists.
Since its inception in 2001, the MS fellowship program has trained either one or two fellows per year, for a total of 11 fellows. There is a great demand for fellowship-trained MS physicians, and all graduating fellows have received excellent job offers and are currently employed in academic and non-academic MS centers or other group practices.
This is an excellent fellowship opportunity for a graduating resident to obtain further training and skills in comprehensive neurorehabilitation.
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Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Fellowship: VA Puget Sound Health Care System
The purpose of Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound Health Care System (VAPSHCS) Advanced Fellowship Program in Multiple Sclerosis is to develop physician leaders with the vision, knowledge, and commitment to health care, research, and education related to multiple sclerosis. VA medical centers treat at least 22,000 patients each year with this chronic inflammatory disease of the brain and spinal cord. More than 11,000 Veterans receive disability compensation for this disease, making this an important neurological condition that affects Veterans.
The Advanced Fellowships Program in Multiple Sclerosis provides two years (with the possibility of extension to a third year) of post-residency research, education, and clinical learning opportunities to eligible physicians. Fellows spend approximately 75 percent of their time in research and education and 25 percent in clinical care at participating VA sites. Mentors of national stature provide guidance to fellows in rich learning environments. Graduates are expected to be role models in leading, developing, conducting, and evaluating innovative research, education, and clinical care in the fields related to MS.
For more information visit: VA Office of Academic Affiliations Residencies and Fellowships
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