The Section of Movement Disorders, The Neuroscience Institute at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, has one of the world's largest and most expert groups dedicated to treating and studying movement disorders. The Section has a staff of eight full-time neurological specialists who lead this training program with support from a multidisciplinary team of neuropsychological, neurosurgical, psychiatric, basic science, and statistical colleagues. Our faculty has special expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson's disease and other disorders with each faculty focusing on a specific area of interest, whether it is related to women's health issues, surgical approaches to disease or how diseases affect patients while they are sleeping. We also have specialized nurses who serve as patient resources for clinical trials, family and patient support and education.
Our two-year fellowship in Movement Disorders is a long-standing training program focused on training post-resident neurologists who are eligible for certification or already certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with a commitment to academic careers. The program offers two fellowship positions - one at the first year and at the second year. The training program exposes fellows to all forms of movement disorders and provides training in medical, surgical and psychiatric management of patients. Botulinum toxin injection with electromyographic guidance and deep brain stimulation adjustment techniques are fully trained during the program. Research development is a second key focus of the program, so that candidates finish their training with the credentials to start careers as independent academic specialists.
For interested candidates, Rush also offers a Master's of Science degree in Clinical Research, and these two programs, each with a separate application and acceptance process, integrate well. The information on our Web site provides information on our fellowship and guides prospective candidates on the process to apply.
We are committed to training the next generation of movement disorder specialists who will lead the scientific field and look forward to receiving the applications of highly credentialed and motivated candidates.
Katie Kompoliti, MD