Monument Valley in Arizona

Neuroimmunology & Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship

About Our Fellowship

The Neuroimmunology & Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship Program at Barrow Neurological Institute offers a one–year, fully funded fellowship of clinical and research training for those who have completed an adult or a pediatric neurology residency. The program’s goal is to give trainees the opportunity to:

  • Develop expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder, transverse myelitis, autoimmune encephalitis, and other related diseases in neuroimmunology.
  • Participate in clinical/research training in neuroimmunology that is specific to the fellows’ interests.
  • Participate as sub-investigators in clinical trials for hands-on experience in trial development and patient outcomes.

Clinical training includes mostly an outpatient experience in the Barrow Neuroimmunology/MS Clinic. No overnight or weekend call responsibilities. The fellow is expected to participate in monthly MS journal clubs, as well as departmental grand rounds and case conferences. There are multiple opportunities for resident and medical student teaching, including required lectures given to medical students by the fellow. Exposure to our multidisciplinary MS Clinic offers collaboration with multiple specialists to form patient treatment plans. Elective rotations in neuro-ophthalmology and neuro-rehabilitation are offered as well. Funding support is provided to the fellow to attend/participate in major neuroimmunolgy/MS conferences.

Eligibility

  • A current valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or Canada or its territories
  • Graduate status from a ACGME-accredited residency program
  • 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

How to Apply

The following materials are required of all applicants to the Barrow Neuroimmunology & Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship Program:

  • Barrow application (application can be requested by email: BNINeurology@DignityHealth.org)
  • 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 (required only for foreign applicants)
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable) – Foreign appli­cants must have ECFMG certification. We only accept J1 Visa; we do not sponsor H1 visa.

Program Director

Aimee Borazanci, MD
Neurologist
Multiple Sclerosis Program
BNINeurology@DignityHealth.org


Program Coordinator

Aide Raya
Fellowship Program Coordinator
(602) 406-8144
Aide.Raya@DignityHealth.org