Mini-Fellowship in Movement Disorders

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Mini-Fellowship in Movement Disorders

Online Movement Disorders Course
Training the Neurologists of Tomorrow

Introduction

This is a program intended to enhance Movement disorders (MD) training for General Neurologists to improve their skills in Movement Disorders.  This program will use blended learning, the most modern teaching methodology including online lectures, reading assignments, tasks, quizzes and formative assessments. The course will be delivered in the form of a small group to create a community of learning. Interested applicants will be invited once every year during the application period. An enthusiastic and motivated cohort will be selected to proceed through the guided course.

Participants will complete a module every other week for 12 modules in movement disorders. Those successfully completing the course will earn a certificate from University of Nebraska Medical Center. But the real prize of the course is your own professional development. Neurology will never be the same again. We are looking to change the face of Neurology.

Program Difficulty

This course has been designed to challenge you from beginning to end. You are expected to perform at a minimum level to stay in the course and have performance within one Standard Deviation of the group average to graduate from the course. Many candidates don’t comprehend the time commitment they will need to give during the course. You will need to commit a minim of 30-45 minutes daily on assignments during the week and weekends.

Target Audience

The course is intended for General Neurologists with prior training in Neurology including practicing Neurologists and academicians. The course will provide tools and training needed to provide basic education in Movement disorders to the Neurology residents to selected participants.

Goals

To impart knowledge and skills that will be helpful in diagnosing and treating patients with movement disorders. 

To fill in the gap in sub-specialty education where it exists internationally. 

As an optional part of your professional development as a Neurologist this course promises to be useful and effective in allowing you to develop special skills. These skills will be helpful in diagnosing and treating movement disorders.

Application Process

Kindly fill out the online Registration form below:

Once application opens you will be invited to submit your CV (resume), Medical School degree and a support letter from a faculty member/program director along with a statement of purpose: Please tell us in about 150 words why you should be selected and what will you do with the skills that you may acquire through the course. You can submit ANY and ALL supporting documents that you believe will help us make a decision through email. Submissions is Online only, remember this is blended learning. 

For further inquiries Email: jessica.lindahl@unmc.edu with Subject ‘MD Course’.

Participant Selection

The Course Committee will use criteria of merit and inclusivity (across different programs and countries) to decide who are the candidates most likely to benefit from the course and enhance MD practice in their region. We consider our participants ambassadors of Movement Disorders Division of UNMC. 

Participant number

We are looking for ambassadors we can be proud of. Over the last years we selected 12-20 participants with 90% overall successful completion rate. This year we are limiting our cohort to 12 but may re-visit this number.

Application Deadline

You can fill out a Registration form at any time of the year if you are interested in being invited for the next years batch for consideration.  We invite applications every year April 1st to 30th of April.  We select applicants by May 15th and the course formally starts June 1st of each year.

Participant Selection

The next cohort will start May 15th 2019. Selected participants will be notified prior to May 15th 2019.

Program Methodology

This is an innovative and pioneering work in teaching methodology. Blended learning means a blend of self-directed learning, online interaction, formative feedback and face to face skills development. Participants will have online education and interactive guidance with feedback every week, required tasks and assignments to be submitted online, providing them complete freedom on when to do them, where to do them and how to do them. This 6 months long online guided interactive education may be followed by a Visiting Scholars Program at UNMC Department of Neurological Sciences at participant’s choice with additional fees for that program. 

Program Fees

Fees for this program is $499.00 (one time only). 

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

CREDIT STATEMENT

The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 60 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

“This activity is officially recognized and offered in collaboration with Pakistan Society of Neurology and Movement Disorders Society of Pakistan within Pakistan under the official title of MDSP course”.