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Education / Graduate Medical Education / Prospective Fellows / Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship

Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship

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Emma Ciafaloni, M.D., FAAN
Program Director

This ACGME accredited program offers core competency training in the clinical evaluation and management of neuromuscular disorders defined as diseases of the peripheral nerve, muscle, neuromuscular junction and anterior horn cell. The program provides training in the care of adult and pediatric neuromuscular patients in our  MDA, CureSMA, PPMD, ALSA certified NM clinics (Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Clinic / Neuromuscular ClinicCharcot Marie Tooth (CMT) Inherited Neuropathy ClinicDuchenne Muscular Dystrophy ClinicALS Clinic, and Neuropathy Clinic). Training also includes performance and interpretation of muscle, nerve and skin biopsies and nerve conduction studies, repetitive nerve stimulation, needle EMG, nerve and muscle ultrasound, single fiber EMG, quantitative motor unit analysis and quantitative sensory testing. The opportunity to get involved in clinical research projects is also available.

The Neuromuscular Medicine fellowship is an ACGME accredited program. The ABPN subspecialty certification examination in Neuromuscular Medicine has been available since 2008.

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Our Fellowship by the Numbers

3

Total Fellows

11

Faculty Members

100 %

NM Board Pass on First Attempt

3300

EMGs

Flexible Curriculum

An evidence-based didactic curriculum with innovative and rigorous lecture series in EMG, muscle and nerve pathology, and neuromuscular diseases diagnosis and management. Monthly journal clubs in EMG/neuromuscular.

Faculty

Our strength is our multidisciplinary team including adult and pediatric board-certified NM faculty, 3 NM Nurse practitioners, 1 NM nurse, 3 physical therapists, pediatric and adult social workers, genetic counselor; many clinical research and clinical trials projects

Life of a URMC Fellow

Our emphasis on work/life balance is an important reason residents choose URMC. A focus on trainees well-being enables you to learn and thrive in Rochester.