The University of Minnesota Medical School recently established an innovative one-year multidisciplinary Subspecialty Fellowship program in Neuromodulation Medicine. Participating Departments are Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry and Rehabilitation Medicine. The program is non-ACGME accredited, and is funded through the Discoveries and treatments for Brain Conditions area of the Minnesota Discovery and InnoVation Economy (MnDRIVE) initiative.
The main goal of the fellowship is to provide the opportunity to develop the expertise necessary to evaluate and manage patients with neuromodulation-amenable disorders using specialized procedures and techniques. It is the intent of the University of Minnesota Neuromodulation Medicine training program to develop neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and rehabilitation medicine specialists into competent, independent neuromodulation subspecialists. Fellows will receive extensive training in the use of neuromodulation for clinical evaluation treatment and rehabilitation across a wide range for modalities, with emphasis on the specialty of the trainee. Fellows are expected to rotate in all disciplines and be involved with research.
Applicants must have graduated from an ACGME accredited training program (or equivalent) in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry or Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and be board certified or board certification eligible.
Acceptance into the program will be made by the primary and specialty program directors and faculty based on the individual's qualifications, including curriculum vitae and letters of recommendations from the training program from which the applicant has graduated. Preference will be given to individuals with an interest in pursuing a career in academic medicine.
The program is administered through the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Applications will be accepted for this new and innovative program beginning January, 2020.
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