Fellows will have an opportunity to be a part of a multidisciplinary dementia care team (geriatrician, geriatric NPs, pharmacist, social worker, geneticist, neuropsychiatrist, neuropsychologists and palliative care physician). They will also rotate with the California Rehabilitation Institute, which focuses on brain injury and rehabilitation. Lastly, there will be an opportunity to be involved as a clinical researcher in clinical trials and other research projects related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
Rotations will include multiple clinical settings including outpatient clinics, neurobehavioral consultations in the acute inpatient setting and traumatic brain injury/cognitive rehab at the California Rehabilitation Institute. The outpatient clinic rotations will include a neurobehavior clinic, a multidisciplinary memory evaluation clinic, and a movement disorders clinic.
Formal didactics occur regularly and include a cognitive neurology seminar, neurobehavior/neuropsychiatric seminar, neurology grand rounds, neuropsychology didactics, movement disorder lecture series and neuroimaging case conferences.
The program is a 12-month fellowship with the opportunity to add a second year (with approval), to focus on clinical research or additional clinical training.
The program director will act as an adviser and mentor to new fellows. The director will provide guidance in relation to growing as a clinician and direct fellows to research opportunities they may be interested in (basic science, neuroimaging, etc.).