Mayo Clinic – Autoimmune Neurology Fellowship

Institution/Department Address (with email/phone/fax): 200 First St. SW Rochester MN USA 55905

Primary contact for training information (name, address, fax (if different than above) and email): Linda A. Schmidt , Education Program Coordinator, Department of Neurology, Phone:  507-284-1916, Fax:  507-266-0178 , Email:

Brief information on program: The Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship at Mayo Clinic’s campus in Rochester, Minnesota, provides one year of advanced training in the diagnosis, treatment and clinical research of patients with immune-mediated disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). A second year of fellowship may be considered depending on your clinical and research interests and long-term career goals.

This program emphasizes:

Mayo Clinic provides opportunities for course work in the design of clinical research studies, statistics, clinical epidemiology, clinical trials design and conduct, as well as basic graduate immunology and more advanced courses in immunology.

In addition, there are opportunities for you to actively participate in basic science research programs pertaining to the mechanisms of demyelination, remyelination, CNS autoimmunity and genetic epidemiology.

Program history: The Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship at Mayo Clinic was established in 1995. Since that time, several fellows have completed their training in the program. It is anticipated that two fellows will complete this fellowship annually.

Types of training programs: Fellowship

How many fellows/residents per year: 2

Fellowship Duration: 1 year

If combined, what are the percentages for each component?: 50% Clinical and 50% Research-based

Is On-call duty and/or general clinic participation required?: No

Our fellowships has general Neurology Clinics: No

Visa Sponsorship?: J1 and H1

Approved by Institution’s ACGME office?: Yes

Is independent funding required for Fellows?:  No

Is there a deadline for application? No

Additional information:

Affiliations include Fellowship in MS (Mayo Clinic in Arizona) Autoimmune Neurology (Mayo Clinic Rochester)