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The goal of this non-degree program is to introduce exceptionally-qualified individuals to the successes and demands of a clinical career in the dementias and related neurodegenerative diseases. Awardees of the fellowship are expected to develop an expertise in translational and/ or basic research, enhance their clinical proficiencies in managing complex neurologic cases typically seen in tertiary care settings, and demonstrate competency in teaching and communicating with medical students and consumers alike.

Clinical Training

Fellows will deliver care to patients of the Massachusetts General Hospital Memory Disorders Unit (MDU) on one half-day per week under the mentorship of a senior MDU clinician. These mentored clinical encounters will be supplemented by similar exposures to patients of the Mass General Frontotemporal Disorders Unit and the Mass General Lewy Body Dementia Clinic; engagement in weekly case and consensus conferences at Mass General and related clinics (e.g., Brigham and Women's Behavioral Neurology Clinic); participation in departmental Grand Rounds; and encounters with patients treated in the inpatient units.

Research Training

The fellowship will also include a research component that will complement the advanced clinical training aspects of the program. Fellows will have the opportunity to develop and craft an independent research project in collaboration with an identified mentor, who will meet with them on a regular basis. They may also undertake leadership roles in an ongoing research project and collaborate across disciplines or sub-specialties. Fellows will be expected to adhere to strict research ethics and to present ongoing research findings at local, national, or international conferences.

Core Faculty

For a complete list of faculty members who may serve as mentors, please visit madrc.org.

How to Apply

Eligibility/Application Process

Candidates must possess at least an MD or a foreign-equivalent basic medical degree (e.g., MBBS) and be board-eligible/certified in the U.S. They must also have successfully completed a recognized residency training program in neurology, psychiatry, geriatrics, internal medicine, or other related disciplines.

Applications must include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Research statement (optional; 2 page maximum)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Documentation of successful completion of USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK & Step 2 CS

All inquiries and application materials should be forwarded to:

Teresa Gomez-Isla, MD, PhD
Memory Disorders Fellowship Director
MassGeneral Institute for NeuroDegenerative Disease
Building 114, Suite 2008, 16th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

Altrecia Henry
Program Coordinator

Please visit the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s announcement pages for further information.