Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship Opportunity

University Hospital, London, Ontario, Canada

A two-year clinical fellowship program designed to train a qualified neurologist in specialized comprehensive clinical care for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

This program provides the Fellow with the opportunity to acquire the skills and experience necessary to develop into a physician who provides high quality, state-of-the-art, comprehensive clinical care to patients with MS and is an active participant and future leader in the MS clinical community.

The Fellowship offers exposure to, and the potential for, developing in-depth research projects with several of the different areas pertaining to multidisciplinary MS care such as Neuro-radiology, Neuro-pharmacology and Clinical Trials, Clinical Epidemiology and Genetics. These may be customized for the successful candidate and scheduled to be completed by the second year of the Program with a possible extension into a third year.

For the duration of the Program the Fellow will be able to perform new patient consultations and follow-up evaluations under the supervision of an academic MS specialist in one of the largest MS clinics in North America. The Fellow will also be expected to participate in multidisciplinary team activities, lectures, and professional meetings, leading to the acquisition of skills and knowledge necessary to provide the highest quality of care for individuals with MS.

The Fellow and their Supervisor will have the opportunity to personalize the Fellowship according to their individual needs and objectives, which must include, but not be limited to, the basic practice skills that will help achieve the main goal of the Program, that is to train a qualified neurologist in specialized MS care.

Applicants must be eligible to practice medicine in the province of Ontario, Canada, hold a MD degree (or equivalent), and have completed an accredited residency program in Neurology. It is expected that the applicant will have completed his/her residency within the past five years, however exceptions will be considered.

A very competitive stipend is offered to cover the fellow's salary and institutional costs.

The applicant must submit an application that includes:

  1. a personal statement regarding his/her qualifications and experience that make him/her a suitable candidat
  2. the academic qualifications and professional licensure/board certification (or proof of eligibility)
  3. three letters of recommendation: one from the applicant's residency director or department chair plus two others, and
  4. the applicant's academic transcript from medical school.

Applications and inquiries can be obtained by contacting:

Dr. Courtney Casserly, MD, FRCPC - Director, Multiple Sclerosis Clinic