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Clinical training in multiple sclerosis
  1. A Petzold
  1. a.petzold{at}ucl.ac.uk

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    The YNT-Schering fellowship aims to promote high quality international clinical training in neurology. The fellowship focuses on advanced training in the diagnosis and management of patients with multiple sclerosis. The YNT-Schering fellowship is valued at 20 000 per candidate over six months and two fellowships will be available for 2003. Candidates should choose a specialist centre in another country with expertise in multiple sclerosis and arrange educational activities which would not otherwise be available to them. These may include clinical neurology and subspecialties. The host centre should have up-to-date brain imaging, laboratory, and electrophysiology facilities to enable the candidate to acquire the skills needed for establishing the diagnosis of MS according to the new McDonald criteria (

    ). A letter of intent from the proposed host centre should be included with the application.

    Applicants should be aged 35 years or less, and be affiliated to a neurological department as a neurology trainee with at least two years experience. They should be well motivated, intend to subspecialise in multiple sclerosis, and have a good professional curriculum vitae. The home centre should provide a letter stating how the experience acquired by the trainee would be implemented after their return. The period abroad must be recognised as counting towards official training. Activities aiming to establish future collaborations with the host centre will be encouraged.

    The full application, including the candidates curriculum vitae, a description of the content and feasibility of the clinical rotation in the named host institution (maximum one page), and the supporting letters from the host/home centres mentioned above should be sent to Axel Petzold by 15 December 2002.

    More information can be found on the YNT webpage. www.ynt-europe.com

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