European Committee on Treatment and Research in MS (ECTRIMS): The Multiple Sclerosis Research Group (MSRG) offers both 1 and 2-year fellowship opportunities for those individuals who have completed an ACGME-accredited neurology or pediatric neurology residency program. Our fellowship seeks to develop neurologists to become clinician-scientists in Multiple Sclerosis and related disorders. ECTRIMS also offers other fellowships, including and MRI fellowship and Nursing Fellowship.
Mayo School of Medicine: The MS Fellowship is designed to train individuals for an academic career in neurology. Approximately half of the time is spent in the evaluation of multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating disease patients. The remainder of the time is spent in research or other scholarly academic endeavors.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine: Two- or three-year fellowship trains physicians to become clinicians with expertise in the diagnosis and management of patients with demyelinating disease. Also addresses designing clinical trials, analyzing the results, and implementing the studies.
National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR): These programs conduct advanced research, training, and information sharing on topic areas for improving rehabilitation methodology and service delivery systems; improving health and function; and promoting employment, independent living, family support and economic and social self-sufficiency for people with disabilities.
NYU School of Medicine: Clinical Fellowship: This yearlong fellowship provides intensive training in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of patients with Multiple Sclerosis as well as participation in clinical trials and research conducted at the Multiple Sclerosis Center. The fellows will be actively involved in the clinical management of patients and in weekly teaching conferences at the center; Research Fellowship: A yearlong fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis primarily focused on research. This fellowship is to primarily allow a fellow already trained in Multiple Sclerosis and demyelinating disorders the opportunity to apply their knowledge to research and obtain further training in this area.
Partners MS at Brigham and Women’s Hospital(Boston): Clinical Fellowship: Fellowship rotation through the Partners MS Center at the Brigham and Women's Hospital for 1-2 years. Clinical Fellows learn about MS clinical care and participate in ongoing clinical research studies. Research Fellowship: Fellows participate in clinical research projects focused on clinical, biomarker and MRI features of MS using data from the CLIMB study.
Beth Israel: The Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at BIDMC offers a one- to two-year fellowship open to board eligible or certified neurologists in the U.S., or to foreign-trained neurologists with a valid ECFMG certificate. This fellowship is designed to prepare neurologists for an academic and/or clinical career in multiple sclerosis and is tailored to the individual needs and interests of the fellow. Fellows will participate in supervised care of MS clinic patients and in multidisciplinary care of these patients.
Jefferson Medical College: The Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center utilizes an integrated approach to diagnosis and treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and other neuroimmunological disorders. It serves as a tertiary referral and teaching center and is allied with a multispecialty team of practitioners. It has special programs for clinically isolated syndromes, transverse myelitis, and spasticity management. Fellows have an opportunity to participate in ongoing clinical and ex vivo research into the immunology of neurological disorders, new treatment and diagnostic approaches, novel imaging modalities, and outcome and genetic studies in MS.
Wake Forest School of Medicine: The one-year clinical fellowship program combines experience in: Management of Multiple Sclerosis in subspecialty clinics; Use of all available disease modifying therapies for management of Multiple Sclerosis; Clinical Trial methods; and Multidisciplinary care of symptoms related to Multiple Sclerosis including spasticity management.
UCLA: Two to three-year fellowship in multiple sclerosis (MS)/experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The program includes clinical training and/or opportunities for research, designed specifically for individuals interested in a career in academic neurology. Required clinical activities for clinical fellows include direct patient care in the MS program. Research activities may include use of MRI in MS, MRI in EAE, basic immunologic studies of peripheral blood cells from MS patients or basic immune studies in EAE, neuroprotection and CNS repair using immunohistopathology and electrophysiology in EAE.
Cleveland Clinic: Behavioral Medicine Fellowship- The Cleveland Clinic Neurological Institute, Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research at the Cleveland Clinic offers a one to two-year postdoctoral fellowship with the primary rotation (4 days/week) in behavioral medicine (3 clinical days/week, 1 research day/week) within the Mellen Center for Multiple Sclerosis and a secondary rotation (1 day/week) in health psychology; Clinical Neuroimmunology Fellowship-- The Clinical Neuroimmunology Fellowship is designed to prepare academically oriented neurologists and physiatrists for a career in patient care and clinical research in multiple sclerosis. The training program is flexible; the specific curriculum and duration are tailored to the Fellow’s background, interests, and career goals.
Columbia University: Our clinical fellows will become expert in the diagnosis and clinical care of patients with MS and other autoimmune diseases of the central nervous system. They will participate extensively in clinical MS research, and will graduate prepared to be leaders in the field of MS. Due to the richness and depth of our program, the fellowship has the capacity to be tailored to the interest of the individual fellow. We note that research-focused fellowships are also available; they have a 20% clinical component and are evaluated separately.
University of Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh Institute for Multiple Sclerosis Care and Research and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) offer clinical fellowship opportunities in the field of multiple sclerosis. Fellows rotate through the MS center at UPMC and join a multi-disciplinary team for one to two years and learn about the diagnosis and management of patients with MS and related disorders. Fellows are encouraged to participate in ongoing clinical research studies to enhance their experience in MS clinical care.
University of Florida: The Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship at UF provides one year of advanced training in the diagnosis, treatment and clinical research of patients with MS and related immune-mediated disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). A second year of fellowship may be considered depending on the applicant’s clinical and research interests and long-term career goals. The major objectives of our MS curriculum are to delineate training that will develop expertise in the recognition, diagnosis, treatment, management, and rehabilitation of inpatients and outpatients with MS and related immune-mediated disorders of the central nervous system (CNS).
University of South Florida: The MS Clinical Fellowship at USF includes: Directed clinical care at MS Center, Clinical research participation, management, and design’ Neuroimmunology course involvement at the PhD level, The expectation of completing 12 credit hours in the College of Public Health (graduate level courses in biostatistics and epidemiology), and, if interested, the ability to obtain an degree in Master of Public Health with an additional one year of fellowship, Neuroradiology lectures biweekly, Basic science lab work and study design, Minimum of one publication on the fellow’s own research in a peer-reviewed journal, with mentor oversight, Participation at national/international MS annual meeting, Monthly evaluations of MS fellow and review with Fellowship Program Director, Weekly rotations through neuro-ophthalmology, urology, spasticity clinic, interventional pain, physical therapy, speech therapy, vestibular rehabilitation, neuropsychology, and other MS-related referral centers and other educational opportunities.
University of California San Francisco: Offers 3 pathways—Multiple Sclerosis / Neuroimmunology Clinician Training Fellowship (1-2 years), Multiple Sclerosis / Neuroimmunology Clinician Scientist Fellowship (Clinical Research) (2-3 years), and Multiple Sclerosis / Neuroimmunology Clinician Scientist Fellowship (Clinical Research) (2-3 years). All pathways include comprehensive sub-specialty level clinical training
University of Maryland Center for Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research: The University of Maryland MS Center, in conjunction with the VA MS Center of Excellence – East (Baltimore VA), offers a fully funded training program in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology. Fellows receive training in clinical care both at the VA MS Center of Excellence – East at the Baltimore VA and at the MS Center clinics at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Fellows also receive training in MS-related research at the University of Maryland School of Medicine or the Baltimore VA. Training lasts for 2 years, with an option for a 3rd year if necessary.
University of Washington: The fellow will receive training in CNS demyelinating diseases with a focus on clinical MS specialty care by a multidisciplinary team but will also engage in clinical research and have additional opportunities for clinical, research and leadership training.
University of Texas (Dallas) The Multiple Sclerosis Center at UT Southwestern emphasizes a comprehensive approach to the triad of patient care, clinical and basic research, and teaching.
Washington University of Saint Louis: Two fellowship types (or hybrids of these) are available to selected neurologists and PhD scientists to equip them for an academic career: 1. Clinical fellowship, with training in diagnosis and treatment of patients with Multiple Sclerosis and related disorders along with formal training in biostatistics, clinical trial design, epidemiology, ethics of human research, etc. and the opportunity to obtain Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Degree; 2. Basic research in neuroimmunology.
Baylor College of Medicine: Multiple sclerosis care at Baylor College of Medicine is mainly focused at three outpatient clinical sites. We have access to several large hospital facilities as well, in case of need for inpatient evaluation or treatment. Our main outpatient facility is the Maxine Mesinger Multiple Sclerosis Comprehensive Care Center, a multidisciplinary specialty care center, which was founded in 2003. Training also occurs at Harris Health Multiple Sclerosis Clinic, part of our public county hospital system. Finally, MS fellows participate in the Pediatric Demyelinating Diseases Clinic at Texas Children’s Hospital. Clinical MS fellows working with us over the past several years have been intimately involved with our clinical trials. In addition, we encourage fellows to develop research projects using our clinical database.
Yale University Clinical Fellowship: This one-year fellowship provides intensive training in the diagnosis, evaluation and management of patients with multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, autoimmune encephalitis and other autoimmune CNS conditions. Fellows will have exposure to outpatient and inpatient neuroimmunology as well as to complementary subspecialties including neuro-ophthalmology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and neuroradiology. Fellows actively participate in all ongoing clinical trials at the Yale University Multiple Sclerosis Center. Yale’s clinical neuroimmunology fellowship is designed to be tailored to the specific career goals of each fellow and will prepare neurologists for an academic or clinical career in neuroimmunology. A two-year program is available for individuals who wish to implement additional research time into their training.
Veterans Affairs Administration Advanced Fellowship Program in Multiple Sclerosis
VA facilities provide care for over 22,000 Veterans with MS each year, making this an important neurological condition affecting Veterans. The VA Advanced Fellowship Program in MS provides two years (possible third year extension) of post-residency research, education, and clinical learning opportunities to eligible physicians. Fellows spend approximately 75% of their time in research and education and 25% in clinical care at participating VA sites (Portland, OR - Seattle, WA - Baltimore, MD - Washington, DC). Mentors of national stature provide guidance to fellows in rich learning environments. Graduates are expected to be role models in leading, developing, conducting, and evaluating innovative research, education, and clinical care in the fields related to MS.
Oregon Health Sciences University (with the Portland VA)
The OHSU MS Center in conjunction with the VA MS Center of Excellence - West offers fully funded two year fellowships in MS and Neuroimmunology with an option for a third year.
St. Louis Children's Hospital/Washington School of Medicine: A pediatric neuroimmunology/autoimmune diseases of the CNS fellowship providing one year training in pediatric MS and other demyelinating diseases as well the autoimmune diseases of the CNS. In addition to clinical experience, we encourage our fellow to gain expertise in the science and pathophysiology of diagnosis and management of those disease conditions, which represent the spectrum of this novel and underserved neurologic subspecialty. The fellow will gain experience in multicenter research and clinical trials in pediatric neuroimmunology. The fellow will have high exposure and expertise in multiple neuroimmunological diseases and integrating other relevant services such as adult neuroimmunology, pediatric neuro-rheumatological as well as neuroinfectious diseases.
The VCU Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research Center
The VCU Multiple Sclerosis Treatment and Research Center offers one-year and two-year fellowship positions in multiple sclerosis and neuroimmunology. Fellows will train in both the inpatient and outpatient care and management of MS and MS-related disorders, as well as participate in MS therapeutic trials and other clinical research. MS and MS-related disorders require multidisciplinary care, and thus fellows will have the opportunity to work with our colleagues in fields such as physical medicine and rehabilitation, urology, ophthalmology and neuroradiology. The program provides a flexible learning environment to meet the specific interests of the fellow, and in the second year they may pursue independent research projects in clinical, translational research, or basic science labs.