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Graduate medical education in neurology at Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers the one-year Autoimmune Neurology Fellowship.

This fellowship is designed to train academic neurologists in the emerging 21st-century subspecialty of autoimmune neurology. The entire spectrum of neurological disorders recognized as autoimmune in nature comprises both idiopathic and paraneoplastic entities, and intersects all traditional neurology subspecialties:

  • Movement disturbances
  • Epilepsy
  • Behavioral
  • Neuromuscular
  • Autonomic
  • Demyelinating
  • Neuro-oncologic
  • Degenerative disorders

By providing an opportunity to participate in cutting-edge development and translational activities, the Autoimmune Neurology Fellowship ideally complements subspecialization in neuromuscular, CNS demyelinating, PNS/autonomic, behavioral, movement or seizure disorders, neuro-oncology, or pediatric neurology.

You participate in interdisciplinary conferences at Mayo Clinic and nationally. There are abundant opportunities for translational research and manuscript preparation, as well as the potential for a second year with greater research emphasis.

Mayo Clinic's Autoimmune Neurology Fellowship can be tailored to your specific needs and goals. After completing this fellowship, you will be prepared to pursue a cutting-edge career in academic neurology.

Program history

The Autoimmune Neurology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic accepted its first trainee in 2005 to complete training in 2006. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete this program annually.

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Stipend and benefits