Neuromuscular Fellowship

FELLOWSHIP OVERVIEW:
The neuromuscular fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an ACGME approved fellowship designed to fill requirements for certification in the neuromuscular medicine.  It also fulfills requirements for certification by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Added Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Training is based at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the Veterans Administration Hospital adjacent to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Six faculty members comprise the neuromuscular division.  The fellows will receive training in the EMG laboratory at both institutions and the neuromuscular clinic, Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic and the ALS Clinic of Vanderbilt University.  Training will focus on patients with muscular dystrophies, both adult and pediatric, inherited neuropathies, acquired neuropathies, neuromuscular junction disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and other motor neuron diseases.  By the end of their training, fellows will be proficient and independent in the practice of nerve conduction studies, EMG, repetitive nerve stimulation and, if interested, single fiber EMG.  Additional education is available in autonomic testing.  Fellows will have exposure to pediatric electromyography and pediatric neuromuscular patients, the latter primarily in the MDA clinic.  Fellows will be responsible to provide inpatient neuromuscular consultations. Fellows will be expected to attend weekly conferences in muscle pathology and frequent neurophysiology and neuromuscular lectures.  Opportunities for research in basic and clinical research are available and encouraged.  Vanderbilt University Medical Center is a tertiary medical community that receives referrals from throughout Tennessee as well as Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina and Arkansas.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Applicants must be board-eligible or board certified in Neurology and qualified for medical licensure in the state of Tennessee.

Please contact Ms.Tracy Bradley: tracy.bradley@vanderbilt.edu or 615-322-0660.

The Neuromuscular Fellowships have been filled through the 2018-2019 academic year. New applications for the 2019-2020 fellowship will be accepted starting January 1, 2018. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2018. 

Click here to download the application (details regarding requirements and mailing process including in the application form).