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Clinical Training: Medical Students, Residents and Fellows

The CNMD is committed to providing an exceptional experience for medical students, residents and fellows through unique research and training opportunities. The Centre provides trainees with exceptional clinical research opportunities and a broad clinical foundation in neuromuscular disease and electrodiagnostic testing.

The CNMD offers a comprehensive training program in neuromuscular disease (NMD), including novel diagnostic techniques such as next generation sequencing and the comprehensive NMD clinics in several disciplines (i.e. Neurology, Genetics, Physiatry, Medical Imaging, Pathology, Respirology etc). Medical students, residents andf fellows can participate in neuromuscular subspecialty clinics including genetic neuromuscular clinics, the myotonic dystrophy clinic, the myasthenia gravis clinic, the multidisciplinary ALS clinic, and the traumatic peripheral nerve clinic at the Ottawa NeuroMuscular Centre at The Ottawa Hospital. The Ottawa Neuromuscular Centre also offers a 1-year clinical fellowship with specialized training in the interpretation of MRI in myopathies, ultrasound for neuromuscular conditions, and muscle biopsies as well as multiple research opportunities.

Through the community outreach efforts of the Centre, students will be linked to a number of patient groups, which will provide volunteer opportunities and allow trainees to make a difference in the community while gaining valuable professional experience. Fundraising efforts of the Centre will provide financial support for the recruitment of clinical and research fellows.

International Partnerships

A joint collaborative research program has been established between the CNMD and the Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 Institute NeuroMyoGene to support world-leading basic and clinical research at these institutions, and provide a strong foundation for basic and clinical scientists to successfully compete for national and international research grants. Combined collaborative training programs between both centres will also provide exceptional opportunities for trainees, postdoctoral and clinical residents/fellows in neuromuscular disease research, enhancing the international profiles and visibility of both institutions. This program aims to fund 4 joint projects per year, each valued at up to $25000 CAD + €12500 Euros.

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