The University of Washington offers a UCNS-accredited fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry for qualified physicians who have completed residency training in neurology or psychiatry. Prospective fellows can choose either a 1-year clinical fellowship designed to prepare them for subspecialty practice or a 2-year clinical/research fellowship designed to prepare them for a career focused on both research and clinical practice. The program accepts one to two fellows per year.
Clinical work is completed primarily at the Harborview Hospital Memory and Brain Wellness Center, the University of Washington Medical Center and the University of Washington Northwest Medical Center. The Memory and Brain Wellness Center is focused on evaluation and treatment of patients with changes in behavior and/or cognition that are suspected to have a neurodegenerative disease. Fellows will also gain experience in the evaluation and management of the neuropsychiatric symptoms caused by chronic disorders such as epilepsy, stroke, multiple sclerosis, TBI, autoimmune encephalitis, pervasive developmental disorders, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia via an elective curriculum than can be tailored to meet the fellow’s needs and interests. The didactic curriculum consists of monthly journal club, case conference, clinicopathologic correlation case conference, Neurology grand rounds and Psychiatry grand rounds.
Fellows in either the 1-year or 2-year program are expected to spend a minimum of 12 months in patient-oriented clinical, educational or scholarly activity related to behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. Fellows who have chosen the 2-year clinical/research program will choose a research advisor(s) and have up to 12 months dedicated to the building and completion of their research project. The distribution of the clinical experience for the 2-year program is flexible across the 24 months of the program.
Upon successful completion of this program, the fellow will be eligible and prepared for specialty board certification examination in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry through the UCNS.
ACGME Fellowship, Clinical Fellowship, Psychiatry Fellowship, Research Fellowship
Michael J. Schrift, DO, MA, FANPA
Program director: Michael Schrift, DO, MA, FANPA
Associate program director: Michael Persenaire, MD
Core faculty members:
- The fellow must possess a current valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States or its territories or Canada.
- The fellow must be a graduate of a residency program in neurology, psychiatry, or child neurology accredited by the ACGME, RCPSC, or CanERA.
- The fellow must be board certified or eligible for certification by the ABMS, RCPSC, AOA, or CFPC certification in neurology, child neurology, and/or psychiatry.
- Applicants must possess a current valid and unrestricted full Washington Medical License prior to the start of the fellowship.
Applications for the Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry program are received on a rolling basis with interviews offered to qualified candidates until the position has been filled. If you are interested in applying for this fellowship, please send the application materials to email@example.com.
- Three Letters of Recommendation
- For those interested in the 2-year clinical/research program, a one page description of research interests.
- Personal Statement
- USMLE/COMLEX Scores (1, 2, & 3)
- ECFMG certification (if applicable)
Fellowship Application Status:
2023-2024 – position not filled