Tracking muscle and joint movements in the Motion Analysis Laboratory

Graduate medical education in neurology at Mayo Clinic

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Most movement disorders are chronic and progressively disabling. Treatment requires well-coordinated, multidisciplinary expert care. Advances in genetics, pharmaceuticals, and surgical techniques offer many new options for the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders. The one-year Movement Disorders Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, offers a rich clinical and research experience. Your fellowship experience will be busy and rewarding, with ample opportunity to observe and investigate all aspects of movement disorders. 

Highlights of the program include:

  • The diagnosis and treatment of the full spectrum of movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, atypical parkinsonian disorders, dystonia, tremor disorders, myoclonus, tic disturbances, gait disturbances, chorea, tardive dyskinesia, functional movement disorders, ataxia, Huntington's disease, and other disorders of the basal ganglia.
  • Training in movement disorders neurophysiology and the therapeutic administration of botulinum toxin for dystonia, hemifacial spasm, and related disorders.
  • Research opportunities in neuroepidemiology, neurophysiology, immunohistochemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, basic neuroscience, clinical treatment trials, and genetics. The research portion of the fellowship is focused on understanding and applying findings to patient treatment.
  • A second year of fellowship may be considered depending on your clinical and research interests and long-term career goals.
Dr. Savica, Program Director of the Movement Disorders Fellowship, speaks with fellows in a conference room at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

Program history

The Movement Disorders Fellowship at Mayo Clinic began in 1993. Since that time, several fellows have completed their training in the program. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete this fellowship annually.

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