Clinical Specialties : Neuromuscular Division

Education

The Department of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine offers Neuromuscular Clinical Fellowship training. We have one position available each year for applicants seeking comprehensive clinical and research training in the evaluation and management of patients with neuromuscular disorders in a very active research and teaching environment. Particular strengths of the neuromuscular program include a weekly multi-disciplinary ALS clinic, specialized MDA and myasthenia gravis clinics, and active EMG laboratories at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the University of Miami.

Key characteristics of the fellowship include:

  • A strong general neuromuscular program, with six attending physicians running clinics and performing electrodiagnostic studies every day of the week.
  • Subspecialty programs focused on ALS, myasthenia gravis and the inherited peripheral neuropathies, with a premier multidisciplinary ALS clinic. The same multidisciplinary model is being developed for our MDA/CMT clinic.
  • Extensive training in the electrodiagnostic evaluation of neuromuscular patients.
  • Monthly nerve and muscle pathology conferences. Weekly didactic sessions with the entire neuromuscular team.
  • Exposure to a very active clinical research center involved in a diversity of investigator-initiated studies in neuromuscular disease.
  • Exposure to basic/translational research programs focused on ALS and CMT.

Fellow will have opportunities to get involved in research during the clinical fellowship (if so desired) and the possibility of a second year of a research fellowship if interested.

  • Teaching opportunities in one of the largest Neurology residency programs in the nation. All of our residents spend at least four weeks rotating through the Nenuromuscular program.

Prior to appointment in the program, fellows must have successfully completed ACGME-accredited residency program in neurology, child neurology, or physical medicine and rehabilitation, or a program in one of these specialties that is located in Canada and accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Competitive applicants are expected to apply to the position between July and September of the preceding year of appointment.

Our program will accept applications from J1-visa holders. H1B applicants may also be accepted in a case-by-case basis.

Please submit your applications application to Andrea Ruiz.

Program contact:
Andrea Ruiz, BGS, Program Manager
Phone: (305) 243-2742
Fax: (305) 243-8108