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This program includes 80% dedicated to clinical teaching and 20% research in year 1 and 50-70% research, 30-50% clinic in second year schedule individualized on year 1. The Neuroimmunology fellow will attend to patient care responsibilities including daily outpatient management of neuroimmunology patients with a broad spectrum of diseases including Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica, MOGAD, Neurosarcoidosis, Autoimmune Encephalitis, Systemic Autoimmune disorders affecting CNS. In year one this is mainly under the supervision of attending physicians, but they have a supervised primary clinic as well. Training in the diagnosis and management of most Nonimmunological conditions under the direction of designated neurology attending physicians. Training includes participation in various academic activities including Neuroradiology and Neuropthalmology. Fellows are exposed to and expected to learn to manage patients with Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromyelitis Optica, Neurosarcoidosis and all types of Autoimmune encephalitis among other more rare conditions. Expertise are gathered in prescribing and surveilling medications of increase complexity like immunomodulators and immunosuppressants. The fellow coordinates and leads bimonthly Neuroimmunology/Neuroradiology case conference where difficult cases are presented and reviewed. The fellow also coordinates bimonthly Neuroimmunology academic conference/journal club where we discuss recent literature, invite speakers and update on current practices. Fellow's work educating residents and medical student while on the clinic setting as well as participate in Friday lectures that happen annually. Lectures are also given to psychiatry residents. The fellow must assist grand rounds and is expected to attend at least one national meeting a year with the goal of presenting a poster/abstract. While under the direction of a designated mentor, the fellow will develop and complete unique and collaborative clinical and/or basic science research project(s) in any of the neuroimmunology disorders. It will be expected that fellows will publish results of their work and/or clinical papers.
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