The Section of Movement Disorders accepts fellowship applicants who have completed full residency training in neurology, acquired an Illinois Medical Licensure to be effective by the time the fellowship begins. The post-resident neurologist must be eligible for certification or already certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a commitment to academic careers.
Fellowship applicants should:
- Complete the Rush fellowship application form with an attached current photograph
- Provide an updated curriculum vitae
- Prepare a one-page description of his/her interest in neuropharmacology and extrapyramidal movement disorders
- Provide three letters of recommendation from senior colleagues attesting to medical skills and integrity
- Give three possible dates for a one-day interview that will include a 10-minute video presentation of a case of the candidate's choice to the movement disorder faculty
Fellowship applicants who are granted interviews should plan to spend the day for the interview. The applicants will meet with the movement disorder faculty and tour the laboratory facilities, as well as the neurology inpatient unit.
Many Movement Disorders fellowship programs have agreed to join forces and select fellows via a standardized matching program. This Movement Disorders Fellowship (MODIF) Match Network is a computerized match conducted by SFMatch, and is similar to the residency matching program.
The final date for submitting rank-order lists by candidates is September 4, 2014, 12 noon PDT. The deadline for the sites is one week later. Rules on the match are presented on the SFMatch website.
Mail applications to:
Katie Kompoliti, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Department of Neurological Sciences
1725 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 563-2900
Fax: (312) 563-2024