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Curriculum and conferences

The Movement Disorders Fellowship includes participating in the diagnosis and care management of patients in both outpatient and inpatient settings. During your training, you will learn about medication titration, botulinum toxin injections, electrophysiological techniques, DBS microelectrode recording, and DBS programming.

Didactic training

Clinical conferences, seminars, journal clubs, and one-on-one instruction are an integral part of Mayo Clinic's Movement Disorders Fellowship Program.


Throughout your fellowship you will participate, and periodically present, at scheduled conferences, including journal club. Fellows also attend and present at annual national and international Movement Disorder conferences and Neurology Conferences.

Research training

Research is a valuable component of this fellowship. A variety of research options are available and you are encouraged to choose your own topics based on your interests and career goals. Mayo Clinic is active in developing research protocols, which establish important information about the nature of movement disorders and treatment.

Off-site rotations (optional)

As part of the Movement Disorders Fellowship, you may choose to take a rotation at either Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville or Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Mayo Clinic funds the authorized additional costs of travel, housing, auto rental and licensure fees, as well as travel expenses and lodging for you and your family. Our past fellows consistently rate these rotations highly valuable.


To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance will be monitored carefully during the course of your fellowship and you will be formally evaluated by the program director.