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Graduate medical education in neurology at Mayo Clinic

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The Behavioral Neurology Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester provides training in the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive disorders and dementia, which may occur primarily or consequently to other underlying neurological illnesses.

The program provides one year of well-balanced educational, clinical, and research experience. A second year of fellowship may be considered depending on your clinical and research interests and long-term career goals. When you complete this fellowship program, you will be prepared to pursue a career in academic neurology or private practice.

The Behavioral Neurology Fellowship program offers a unique opportunity to work with the experienced behavioral neurologists at Mayo Clinic, as well as specialists in neuropsychology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, sleep medicine, speech pathology, psychiatry, and brain injury rehabilitation.

The breadth and complexity of the patient mix offers exposure to a wide spectrum of neurobehavioral disorders. Training methods include one-on-one interactions with staff, direct patient care, didactic course work, teaching files, conferences, and videotapes of interesting cases.


To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance will be monitored carefully during the course of your program training. You will be evaluated formally by your supervising faculty member after each clinical rotation and will meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you will regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.

Program History

The Behavioral Neurology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester was established in 1995. Since that time, several fellows have completed their training in this program. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete this program annually.

See also: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

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