Available Fellowship Positions

University of California San Diego
San Diego, California

Two Fellowships are available: a 1-year clinical MS fellowship and a 2-year clinical research fellowship.

The clinical fellowship program focuses on the development of neurologists with expertise in comprehensive MS care, rehabilitation, patient management and the basics of clinical research methodoogy. Full-time fellows are expected to spend at least 65 -75% of their efforts in direct outpatient care activities under the supervision of Dr. Kinkel, Neuroimmunology Section head, Dr. Jennifer Graves, Director of Pediatric MS and Neuro-ophthalmology, and Dr. Anastasie Dunn-Pirio who runs n general clinical neuroimmunology clinic. The clinic has an average of 100 total patient visits per week in 3 clinic locations serving a diverse population in San Diego County providing ample opportunity to see most conditions and their variants.

Clinical research fellows spend 25 % in clinical care and the rest in clinical investigative training which may include a formal masters program. 

Fellowship Director Revere (Rip) P Kinkel, MD | [email protected]
Fellowship Co-Director N/A
Fellowship Coordinator Francesca Marciel | [email protected]
2 Available Fellowship Positions Updated as of 11/11/2021
Application Deadline: February 1 of PYG3 Year
Eligible Trainees
  • Adult Neurology
Do fellows take call duty?  No Call
Multidisciplinary Rotations Available
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Neuro-Radiology
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation
  • Botox Injections
  • Baclofen Pump Management
Exposure to multidisciplinary comprehensive care?  Yes
Clinical Fellowship? Yes Length of Clinical Fellowship 1-Year
Combined Clinical/Research Fellowship? Yes Length of Clinical/Research Fellowship 2-Years
General Neurology Clinics? No Neuroimmunology Topics Covered
  • Demyelinating diseases (MS, NMOSD, MOGAD, etc.)
  • Neuro-rheumatology
  • Autoimmune/Paraneoplastic Encephalitis
  • Vasculitis
Availability of Graduate courses/Master's degree? Yes Approved by Institutional GME?  Yes
Sponsorship of H1b Visa? No Sponsorship of J1 Visa? No
Are positions contingent on securing external funding? Yes Accept Applications off-cycle? Yes
Begin Accepting Applications When?  September of PGY3 Year Interviews Begin January of PGY3 Year
Typical Number of New Positions Per Year? 2 Typical Number of Fellows in Training? 2
Required Application Materials
  • CV
  • Personal Statement
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation (1 letter must be from residency program director)
Fellowship Positions Filled march of PGY3 Year
Fellowship Recruitment Policy Agreed