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Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowships
Washington University, St. Louis
Start Date: July 2018
General
  • Positions available
    • 4 beginning July 2018
  • Possible specializations
    • Clinical
    • Electrodiagnostics
    • Neuromuscular Pathology
    • Research
  • Accreditations
    • ACGME: Neuromuscular Medicine
    • UCNS: Neuromuscular Pathology
  • Candidates must have
    • Residency (3 years)
    • US graduates
      • Medical license
      • Board eligible
        • Neurology or Rehabilitation
    • Non-US graduates
      • Temporary Missouri License
          can be obtained

Applicants: Please e-mail, or send, to us
  • CV
  • Letters of reference: 3
  • Addresses
    Alan Pestronk, MD or
    Muhammad Al-Lozi, MBBS
    Department of Neurology
    Washington University School of Medicine
    660 S. Euclid Ave., Box 8111
    St. Louis, MO 63110
    Phone: 314-362-6981; Fax: 314-362-3752
    e-mail: Pestronk; Al-Lozi
  • Interviews: February-April 2017

Fellowship Description
  • Standard Rotations
    • Clinical Neuromuscular Disorders
    • Electrophysiology & Ultrasound
    • Clinical Research + Elective time
    • Elective
      • Research
      • Electrodiagnostic
      • Laboratory
      • Nerve & Muscle Pathology
      • Other areas for board certification
    • All include attending supervision
  • Fellows participate in
    • Clinical & Electrodiagnostic services
    • Teaching neurology residents
    • Clinical research
    • Conferences
      • Neuromuscular
      • Neurophysiology
      • Pathology
  • Duration: 1 year
  • See: Detailed description
Additional years often available
  • Translational or Basic Research training

Special features of our NM Fellowship
  • The Best Neuromuscular Teaching
      (Based on National Self-Assessment exam scores)
    • Top 10%: 69% of our Neuromuscular fellows
    • Top 25%: 92% of our Neuromuscular fellows
    • 2015-16: All 5 NM fellows scored in top 6 in US
  • Large Clinical experience
    • Over 120 Neuromuscular patients seen weekly
      • Outpatient and Inpatient services
      • Exposure to adults and children
      • Active hospital consultation service
    • Neuromuscular teaching conferences: 4 weekly
  • 12 Neuromuscular Attendings
    • Widely varied interests
      • Clinical: Muscle, Nerve, NMJ & Rehab
      • Laboratory Testing
    • Teaching in: Clinical, Laboratory & Research
    • Mentoring: Many clinical & research options
  • Electrodiagnostic service
    • 7 Attendings
    • Areas of NM expertise
      • Muscle, NMJ, Autonomic, Nerve
      • Adult & Pediatric NM disorders
    • Ultrasound: Only US Muscle + Nerve service
    • Over 2,500 studies per year
    • Teaching conferences: 2 weekly
  • 4 to 5 Fellows each year
    • Learn from, & with, colleagues and attendings
    • Cross-coverage
    • Elective time
  • Neuromuscular Laboratory Medicine
  • Neuromuscular Pathology
    • Neuromuscular Pathology Lab
      • Muscle biopsies: 650 per year
      • Nerve biopsies: 130 per year
      • Directed by Neuromuscular Physicians
    • Specialty testing
      • Mitochondrial
      • Immune disorders
      • Glycogen pathway disorders
      • Hereditary Myopathy proteins
      • Genetics & Exome sequencing
    • Teaching archive
      • 13,000 biopsies for learning & research
    • Weekly teaching conferences: 2
  • Neuromuscular Genetics Service
    • Large and growing DNA and fibroblast bank
    • 8 New genetic disorders identified in past 5 years
  • Neuromuscular Research
  • Neuromuscular Web Site: Extensive learning base
  • Elective Rotations: Allow pursuit of Special Interests
  • Work environment
    • Saint Louis: Family friendly, large city
    • Washington University Neurology
        Top-ranked, academic, large department
    • Happy Fellows: Graduates who are still smiling
  • Outcomes: What happens after fellowship
    • Neuromuscular medical school faculty: 70%
    • Practice: 30%

Washington University is an equal opportunity employer.




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