Neuromuscular

Fellowship Program at McMaster



Welcome to the Neuromuscular Fellowship training program at McMaster University.

The majority of the fellowship will be conducted through the Peripheral Nerve Clinic.

Dr. Steven K Baker, Program Director
Dr. Steven K Baker, Program Director

Welcome

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.



Certification Outcome

The successful completion of the fellowship will grant a McMaster Fellowship Certification.



Entry Requirements

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.



Application Deadline

There are no specific application deadlines. Generally, fellows start in early July or September.




Goals of Training

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.



Length of Training

1-2 years (contingent on funding)



Funding

There are no funds available through McMaster University.


Curriculum Highlights

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.



Supervision & Feedback

  1. The primary mode of evaluation will be through routine weekly interactions with the supervisor in addition to regular PGME evaluations.
  2. More formally, the fellow will be expected to complete the AANEM Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Self-Assessment Examinations. These are 3-hour examinations which include some video analyses.

Steven Baker

MD, FRCPC
Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Baker Steven
Associate Professor
Hamilton Hospitals Assessment Centre Endowed Professorship in Neuromuscular Disease; Neuromuscular Fellowship Program Director

905-525-9140 ext. 76946
bakersk@mcmaster.ca