MDS-PAS Fellowship Opportunities
What are the fellowship opportunities on movement disorders around the PAS Section ? If you're interested in taking a fellowship on movement disorders, review this brief presentation (PDF) given by Prof. Thiago Vale during the 2018 PAS Section MDS Congress in Miami, FL. Prof. Vale is currently the Chair of the Young Members Group and prepared a summary of educational opportunities on offer through the MDS as well as through fellowship programs around the region.
New! Movement Disorders Activities
The Young Members Group has developed two card activities that challenge your knowledge of movement disorders. Gather a group of colleagues or friends and test your knowledge!
These activites were designed by Sara Schaefer and Ana Vives Rodriguez. Please provide any feedback that you have on the activities here.
How to Become a Successful Movement Disorder Specialist
Organized and Presented by Prof. Claudia Trenkwalder
2017 MDS Congress – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Individuals interested in pursuing a career in Movement Disorders are encouraged to review the presentation given during the 2017 MDS Congress in Vancouver, BC, Canada by Prof. Claudia Trenkwalder, MDS President-Elect and Professor of Neurology at Paracelsus Elena Klinik (Kassel Area, Germany).
View the presentation.
Impact of MDS Schools for Young Neurologist Careers, MDS-YMG Paper
Authors: Thiago Cardoso Vale, MD, Msc; Santiago Perez-Lloret, MD, PhD; Margherita Fabbri, MD; Tiago Teodoro, MD, PhD; Tomás de la Riesta, MD; Sergio A. Rodriguez-Quiroga, MD; Miryam Carecchio, MD; Joaquim J Ferreira, MD, PhD; Wassilos Meissner, MD, PhD; Charles H. Adler, MD, PhD.
Background: The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) Schools for Young Neurologists have been held since 2008 for young clinicians with a special interest in the field of movement disorders (MD).
Objective: To evaluate the participants’ perception of the impact of these courses on their careers.
Methods: A web-based survey was performed. All participants from previous MDS Schools for Young Neurologists (2008-2014) were invited to participate in a webbased questionnaire.
Results: A total of 283 out of 650 (43.5%) participants completed the survey.
Almost 80% considered that the course had a direct impact on their involvement in the MD field. Of the 75 participants who had completed residency at the time of the survey, the number of those who are working as MD specialists increased from 34 (43.3%) at the time of the school to 72 (96%) at the moment of the survey. Accordingly, the proportion with at least 25% of their weekly time spent practicing MD increased from 48.7% to 70% and MD was the main area of interest for 77.2%. Involvement in academic and teaching activities in MD increased from 48.6% up to 92.7%. Finally, 39.6% of participants were members of the MDS at the time of the course and that number increased to 87.4% at the time of the survey.
Conclusions: Clinicians with a special interest in MD reported a significant impact of attending a MDS School for Young Neurologists. Following completion of the schools, they have continued to be involved in the field by joining MDS, becoming MD specialists and engaging in specialized academic and teaching activities.
See the Full Paper | Table 1 | Table 2
MDS Fundamentals Course Series
The Fundamentals Course Series consists of over 30 video presentations detailing an overview of various aspects and clinical approaches to the evaluation and management of common movement disorders. All clinicians are welcome to review this free educational opportunity, in particular residents who may be looking for information on the specialty. Go to Series