Welcome to the Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship Training Program at McMaster University…
The McMaster Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship is one year of advanced training in the diagnosis, treatment, management and clinical research of patients with Multiple Sclerosis and related immune-mediated demyelinating disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). Depending upon the applicant’s clinical, research interests and long-term career goals, a second year of advanced training may be considered.
The training involves key components of clinical care, education and research.
The successful completion of the fellowship will grant a Fellowship McMaster Certification.
Completed training in an Adult Neurology residency program and received certification from Royal College or equivalent Board Certification in Neurology.
The applicant should be eligible for licensing with CPSO.
Recent graduates are required to submit an application form and comply with McMaster University Postgraduate Medical Education requirements for residents and fellows.
Applications are accepted throughout the year. The academic year runs from July 1 to June 30.
Our multiple sclerosis fellowship program is designed as 1-2 years of advanced training for neurologists who wish to be competent and comfortable in caring for patients with MS and related immune mediated disorders of the central nervous system. They will be able to develop and hone their skills in recognition, differential diagnosis, diagnostic algorithms, disease modifying therapies, symptomatic management, interdisciplinary care and rehabilitation. The Fellow will be an integral part of the ambulatory multidisciplinary multiple sclerosis clinic and work closely with MS nurses, research nurse and coordinator in providing quality care. Complex inpatient consultations are also reviewed. The Fellow will also have research projects and participate in clinical trial activity.
The overall goals for the fellowship are:
1 year. Additional 2nd yr (optional)
The applicant can apply for competitive funding that are available.
The Fellowship program provides extensive exposure to a wide spectrum of demyelinating disorders including atypical ones. This enriching experience will intersect aspects of neuro-radiology, immunology, neuropathology, exercise & rehabilitation, cognition & neuropsychology, neuromodulation, urology, neuro-psychiatry, other multidisciplinary clinics. The fellows will be participate as sub-investigators in clinical trials in addition to developing and pursuing their own research project.
The fellows will receive direct supervision and feedback on a daily basis.
Monthly meetings to review progress and goals including research.