Institution: UC Davis School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Type of Fellowship: Subspecialty training in Neuromuscular Medicine and EMG
ACGME Accredited: Yes
Meets American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine Examination Eligibility Requirements: Yes
Meets American Board of Neuromuscular Medicine Examination Eligibility Requirements: Yes
Length of Fellowship: 1 year / 2nd research year available
Prerequisites: Completion of PMR or Neurology residency and eligibility for California licensure.
Application Process: Interested applicants, please email Debbie Duckett, Education Programs Coordinator, at An application packet with instructions will be sent to the requesting applicant. Please forward your current CV and two letters of recommendation. Interviews will be held after the receipt of all application materials.
Starting Date: July 1
Application Deadline: October 1
Approximate Interview Date: October -March
Salary Level: Equivalent to PGY-5 (based on UC PGY salary scale)

Program Organization and Administration:

The fellowship is sponsored by the Department of PMR with additional collaboration with the Departments of Neurology, Pathology, and Genetics at UC Davis. Additional opportunities at Shriners Hospital for Children Northern California (SHCNC) will enhance the pediatric neuromuscular medicine training. The core teaching faculty are all board certified in the specialty of PMR or Neurology with additional subspecialty certifications in Neuromuscular Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine and will provide clinical supervision for the fellow. In addition, fellow’s education will be complemented by a curriculum of didactic program. The didactic component will be comprised of both formal and informal lectures, workshops, and conferences. Fellows will be under the general direction of the UC Davis Graduate Medical Education Committee’s and the Department of PMR’s Medical Staff Policy and Procedure Manual.


This fellowship is for 1 year in the diagnosis and clinical management of neuromuscular disorders, and electrodiagnostic medicine. The fellowship program is designed to provide advanced knowledge and experience in the subspecialty practice of neuromuscular medicine beyond that expected of a general physiatrist. The program will familiarize fellows with all aspects of neuromuscular clinical practice from diagnosis to rehabilitation and treatment strategies, including a broad clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings of neuromuscular medicine, as well as clinical care of both pediatric and adult populations with a wide variety of neuromuscular disorders. Fellows will also have opportunity to receive training in the performance and interpretation of nerve and muscle biopsies; performance and interpretation of electrodiagnostic studies (including electromyography, nerve conduction studies and advanced electrodiagnostic studies relevant to neuromuscular medicine). Supporting services in pathology, radiology, and electrodiagnosis will be available to fellows for education and training. UC Davis has a long tradition of providing excellent care to patients with various neuromuscular disorders, and is proud to be a leader in the field of PM&R to sponsor a Neuromuscular Medicine/EMG Fellowship.