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  • Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship

    The Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship at Barrow Neurological Institute is a UCNS certified one year clinical fellowship aimed at studying the brain-behavioral relationships and the cognitive and behavioral manifestations of neurological illnesses. The fellowship is open to graduates of ACGME or RCPSC certified residencies in neurology or psychiatry. The goal of the program is to train fellows in:

    • Diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders primarily affecting cognition and behaviors including Alzheimer’s disease, MCI, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementias, Parkinson’s and Lewy Body Disease
    • Diagnosis and treatment of cognitive and behavioral manifestations in other neurological disorders such as TBI, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis
    • Learn the principles of neuro-rehabilitation of cognitive disorders
    • Participate in research training in cognitive and behavioral disorders under the guidance of faculty

    We have a multidisciplinary approach that includes clinics with both behavioral neurologists and neuropsychiatrists, as well as neuropsychologists, social workers and rehabilitation specialists. The fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the Arizona Alzheimer Consortium with monthly consensus conferences, quarterly neuropathological conferences and annual research conferences.

    The fellow will also have the opportunity to work with a broad portfolio of investigator and industry sponsored clinical trials in biomarkers and therapeutics for Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions. Teaching opportunities with medical students and residents are available.

    The goal of the program is to graduate fellows that have the clinical skills to care for individuals with dementia and other cognitive disorders and become a leader in the research in the risks, predictors, prevention, diagnostic tests and potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions.


    • A current valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or Canada or its territories
    • Graduate status from a ACGME or RCPSC-accredited residency program in neurology or psychiatry
    • Board certified, or eligible for certification, in a primary ABMS or RCPSC specialty (as specified by the Subspecialty)
    • Completion of USMLE steps I, II, and III

    Foreign medical graduates with equivalent qualifications are also eligible to apply provided the following criteria are met:

    • Graduate status from an ACGME accredited residency program
    • Completion of all three of the USMLE examinations
    • Completion of a CSA exam
    • Hold a valid ECFMG certificate

    We are now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    How to Apply

    The following materials are required of all applicants to the Barrow Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Program:

    • Barrow application (application can be requested by email: [email protected])
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Personal statement or letter of interest
    • Copy of medical school diploma
    • Medical school transcript
    • Three letters of recommendation sent directly by letter writers (waived rights)
    • Letter of good standing from current or past residency program director
    • Certificate of completion from any preliminary training (i.e., PGY-1 Internship)
      • Not needed if PGY-1 was categorical
    • USMLE/Complex Scores (Step 1, Step 2 CS, Step 2 CK, Step 3)
    • ECFMG certificate (if applicable) – Foreign appli­cants must have ECFMG certification. We only accept J1 Visa; we do not sponsor H1 visa.

    Program Director

    Meredith Wicklund, MD
    Assistant Professor of Neurology: Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Division
    Director of Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship Program
    [email protected]

    About Barrow Neurological Institute
    Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.