Welcome to the Neuromuscular Fellowship training program at McMaster University.
The majority of the fellowship will be conducted through the Peripheral Nerve Clinic.
This fellowship will provide the trainee with a wide experience in neuromuscular disease with an emphasis on disorders of the peripheral nervous system. The primary diseases treated through the PNC include CIDP and CMT. We also see patients with HSP/SPG, SPS, ALS, SFN, dysimmune neuropathies, and plexopathies.
The successful completion of the fellowship will grant a McMaster Fellowship Certification.
The fellowship program is designed for current residents or recent graduates of neurology or physical medicine & rehabilitation. Recent graduates are required to submit an application form and comply with McMaster University Postgraduate Medical Education requirements for residents and fellows.
There are no specific application deadlines. Generally, fellows start in early July or September.
The goals of the fellowship are to enhance the consultant’s skills and experience in diagnosing and managing diseases of the PNS and related disorders. Electrodiagnostic competency will be established through interaction with our expert technologist and by completing independent supervised NCS/EMG consults. It is expected that the successful fellow will challenge the Canadian Society for Clinical Neurophysiology certification exam in the Spring of their final year. Four hundred studies are required to be eligible for the examination.
1-2 years (contingent on funding)
There are no funds available through McMaster University.
The curriculum is open to the particular needs and interests of the applicant. The majority of the clinical experience will be with Dr. Steven K. Baker in the Peripheral Nerve Clinic where the clinical emphases will be on acquired and hereditary diseases of the peripheral nervous system. Opportunities will also be available with other neurologists or neuropathologists according to their scheduling allowances.