The Movement Disorders Fellowship Program at Beth Israel
Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) was established in 1999. The fellowship is
a 12-month training program.
Candidates must complete a three-year ACGME accredited
residency training program in Neurology
prior to starting the Movement Disorders fellowship. Clinical fellows are
required to be licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts prior to
beginning the fellowship.
Goals and Objectives for Training
The educational purpose of the Movement Disorders Fellowship is for the
fellow to progressively gain the clinical knowledge and skills necessary to
diagnose and manage a wide range of movement disorders.
Develop expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders
in different settings (emergency, inpatient and outpatient), including
diagnostic evaluation, treatment, management, counseling and prevention
Other disorders of the basal ganglia
Demonstrate physical examination skills to elicit physical findings to
aid in the diagnosis of a movement disorder.
Understand the pharmacology of commonly used medications for treatment
of various movement disorders.
Understand the basic anatomy and pathophysiology of the basal ganglia
as it pertains to movement disorders.
Develop competence in the therapeutic use of botulinum toxin injections
for dystonia, hemifacial spasm, and related disorders.
Develop competence in screening, pre-operative evaluation and
post-operative care for patients receiving
deep brain stimulation.
Work effectively with multidisciplinary teams oriented to the care of
Order and interpret of laboratory and imaging tests in patients with
Develop a core of clinical and basic science knowledge relevant to the
field of movement disorders.
Evaluate biomedical and clinical literature relevant to movement
Develop the capacity to pursue an academic career in the field of
|Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Department of Neurology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue, Boston MA 02215