Department of Neurology

Movement Disorders Fellowship Admissions


The Movement Disorders Fellowship accepted the first fellow in 1985 and has been approved as a two-year fellowship by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.

Applicants to Baylor’s MDFTP must have completed an ACGME-accredited program in neurology or an equivalent (i.e. foreign training program). As most top movement disorders fellowship programs in North America the Baylor program has joined the Movement Disorder Fellowship (MODIF) Match Network, a computerized match conducted by At any time there are up to five fellows enrolled in the MDFTP and, depending on available funding two-four new fellows are accepted each academic year.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Jankovic and/or register at


Application Process


All candidates must register with SF Match.  Interested candidates are requested to submit their curriculum vitae and a personal statement explaining why they are interested in movement disorders. In addition, they are asked to submit letters from at least three individuals who know them well and who can describe the candidate as a person, a physician, and as a potential clinical or basic science investigator.

All foreign graduates are requested to provide all necessary documentation to be in full compliance with the current requirements and regulations of Baylor College of Medicine and the TSBME.

Candidates should forward the requested materials to:

Joseph Jankovic, M.D.
Department of Neurology
Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center
McNair Campus
7200 Cambridge St., 9th Floor, Suite 9A
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 798-5998
Fax: (713) 798-6808

Foreign medical graduates should review the current policy regarding their qualifications and their visa status. For further information, contact:

International Services Office
Division of Human Resources
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: (713) 798-4604
Fax: (713) 798-5522


Selection Process


Dr. Jankovic will review all applications and will invite qualified candidates for an interview. Applicants will meet with faculty and fellows.

If accepted to the MDFTP, an appointment letter will be issued by the director of the program and the candidates are instructed to register with departmental administrator and enroll with the Baylor GME office as a PGY V resident (also called a fellow) and register with the GME office of Houston Methodist Hospital and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center to obtain an ID badge get computer passwords. There will be an orientation by Baylor before July 1 and about MDFTP immediately after July 1.