Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship

Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship

The ACGME-accredited UCSD Neuromuscular Medicine Program is a one-year clinical fellowship providing excellent training in the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular diseases. Currently there is one fellowship position per year.

The muscle/nerve disease clinics (child and adult MDA clinics) and ALS clinics at UCSD use an interdisciplinary approach involving neurology, pulmonology, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, genetics, social work, nursing and support staff from MDA and ALSA. Fellows are trained in the nuisances of neuromuscular care for children and adults with equal emphasis in both as the medications and standards of care aspects often disseminate across age groups. Fellows become adept in neuropathology, genetics, immunology, muscle and nerve biopsies, genetic therapeutic modalities, rehabilitation, electrodiagnostic studies, genetic testing techniques, and billing. The fellow also receives additional training in autonomics, ultrasound, and polysomnography. We have robust inpatient pediatric and adult neuromuscular consultation and EMG services. Fellows take primary responsibility for the care and management of neuromuscular patients and will work in conjunction with the Neurophysiology EMG track fellow. We have designed the fellowship to provide all the skills necessary to ensure career success in either an academic or private practice setting.

This ACGME-approved fellowship prepares fellows to obtain ABPN board certification in Neuromuscular Medicine and ABEM board certification in EMG.

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Applicants must have:

  1. Completed a U.S. Residency in Neurology or Pediatric Neurology
  2. U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or J-1 Visa Status

Applicants who are accepted to the fellowship are also required to obtain a California Medical License prior to start of fellowship.

How To Apply:

Applications are being accepted for the 2023-2024 training program. Early application is encouraged. You will need the following:

  1. Personal statement
  2. Current CV
  3. Three Letter of Recommendation
  4. Step 1, 2, and 3 board scores.

Email all items to BOTH:

Chamindra Konersman, M.D., Fellowship Director
Email: [email protected]

Carolyn Vergara, Fellowship Coordinator
Email: [email protected]

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    Jan 29, 2022

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    La Jolla, California

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