Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship

Program Overview

The Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that admits one fellow per year.

Program Details

Neuromuscular medicine is a sub-discipline of neurology that includes abnormalities of the motor neuron, nerve roots, plexus, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and muscle.

Specialists in neuromuscular disorders possess specialized knowledge in the science, clinical evaluation, or clinical management of disorders of the peripheral nervous system. This encompasses knowledge of the pathophysiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of these disorders at a level that is significantly beyond the training and knowledge expected of a general neurologist.

The Department of Neurology is committed to excellence in patient care and clinical teaching services. To that end, the training of an Neuromuscular Medicine fellow is a major goal of our faculty. We take pride in our role as a university teaching hospital and give teaching a high priority. We believe that medicine is both a science and an art, and we recognize that a rational scientific approach to patient treatment and care must be coupled with respect, empathy, and a concern for both patient and family.

We build our curriculum around active patient-care experiences. These experiences are the intellectual backbone of neurology. Since this process can best be taught by demonstration, we encourage one-on-one teaching opportunities between faculty and fellow. It is in such settings that fellows become colleagues. Attending physicians are always available to discuss patient-care issues and serve as guides in the process of fellowship training. The high ratio of eight full-time attending staff members to one fellow allows ample opportunity for one-on-one teaching. Our size gives us the advantage of tailoring the fellowship to meet specific requirements and situations.

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To Apply

Before starting a fellowship, the candidate will have successfully completed an ACGME-approved residency program in neurology. The candidate must be board-eligible or board-certified in neurology.

One PGY-5 Neuromuscular Fellowship position is open for July 2019 and July 2021.

Interested applicants should submit the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Updated CV
  • Three letters of recommendation (one from the residency program director)

Materials should be submitted by mail to:

Sankar Bandyopadhyay, MD
Fellowship Program Director Department of Neurology, EC037
30 Hope Dr.
Hershey, PA 17033

Materials may be submitted by email to

Visa Requirements

Regarding visa issues, you must be one of the following:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A permanent resident (green card holder)
  • The holder of a J-1 visa sponsored through ECFMG

We do not sponsor any other visas.


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