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UCLA Movement Disorder Fellowship Program

 

Movement disorders are comprised of a variety of conditions resulting in abnormalities in the motor system. These include such disorders as Parkinson’s disease and other Parkinsonian syndromes, tremors, dystonia, tics, and Huntington’s disease. They can occur in all age groups from infancy to the elderly. In some cases, symptoms are restricted to problems in motor control while in other cases, cognitive and autonomic functions can be affected.   Training is provided  by experts for all of these disorders.

 

The educational opportunities are immense. Fellowship training involves managing a large variety of movement disorders including Parkinson's disease, Huntington and other genetic diseases, the dystonias and spasticity. Fellows are involved in an active Parkinson's disease surgical program, clinical trials and learning neurolysis with the botulinum toxins.

 

Structure of the Program

 

The structure of the program for entering fellows is individualized based on the their specific interests and goals. We encourage all fellows to attend Neurogenetic Clinic, Botox Clinic in addition to the general Movement Disorders Clinics. Second year schedules are adapted to the individual’s research projects.

 

Applicants interested in pursuing research in Movement Disorders are particularly encouraged to apply.   Since the fellowship is funded by our center grant, we can be very flexible in developing an individualized program.  Basic scientists can spread their clinical training over 2 years in order to allow time for obtaining data for grants and publications.  Applicants interested in health services research have the opportunity to obtain a MPH under the direction of Drs. Barbara Vickery, Eric Cheng, and Karen Conner.  We also have opportunities in studying epidemiology under the direction of Dr. Beate Ritz and translational research studies and clinical trials under the direction of Dr. Yvette Bordelon.

 

We also encourage our fellows to attend the Aspen Movement Disorders Coarse early in their fellowship to introduce them to the basics of the field.  Fellows are also encouraged to present their research at national and international meetings.

Sample 1st Year Schedule

 

 

 

   

 

 

Duration: One to Two years

Director: Jeff Bronstein, MD, PhD

Prerequisites: Neurology or Neuro-Surgery Residency; California License (or eligible) and US citizen or permanent resident (due to our funding source); email a letter of intent, 3 reference letters & a CV.

Salary: UCLA PGY V equivalent

Application Period and Start Date: Accepted 12 months prior to the starting date of July 1st.

Typical Source of Funding: PADRECC (VA)

Number of Positions funded per year: 2

Is Program Conducted Entierly Within The Department of Neurology? Yes

 

Submit application requests to:

Jeff Bronstein M.D., Ph.D.

Director of Movement Disorders

UCLA School of Medicine

Department of Neurology

710 Westwood Plaza

Los Angles, CA 90095

(310) 206-9799

FAX: (310) 206-9819

Email: jbronste@ucla.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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