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International Scholars

Rotation in Movement Disorders

Our program is full and we are not accepting applicants at this time, please check back in 2023-2024.

How to apply

If you are an international scholar that would like to do a movement disorder rotation at UC San Diego:
  1. Application: Send your CV (in English), a letter of intent, and three letters of reference to
  2. Interview: The Program Director will review your application and will be in touch if you are selected for an interview (via phone or Skype) prior to your application being approved.

J-1 application

If you are selected by the Program Director to be an international scholar working with the Movement Disorder Center, the following information will be needed for your J-1 application:

  • Follow the steps for the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program and work with the International Faculty & Scholars Office (IFSO) to get started. 
    • Online recharge (completed by the Program Coordinator)
    • Form A (completed by department)
    • Form B (completed by scholar)
    • Form C (completed by scholar)
    • Form D (if applicable, completed by department)
  • 5-Point Statement Letter (if applicable, Form D, section II)
  • Copy of passport (biographical page, including dependents)
  • Proof of Financial Funding, i.e. scholarship letter, bank statement, etc. (non-UC San Diego support), with specific dollar (or other currency) amount
  • Copy of immigration documents if currently inside the U.S. (for transfer or change of status)
  • One of the following approvals (Exception: not required for Staff Volunteer Appointments):
    1. VGS title only: Visiting Graduate Student (VGS) Appointment Form approved (not pending) by the Office of Graduate Studies
    2. Visiting Scholar title only: Visiting Scholar Appointment approved (not pending) by the Office of Research Affairs in either RSAS (online system) or paper form

Movement Disorder Society-Pan American Section (MDS-PAS) Fellowship

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society-Pan American Section (MDS-PAS) Fellowship Program offers six-week, six-month and one-year program grants which promote education, training and experience in movement disorders for young neurologists. The program focuses particularly on Pan American Section (PAS) members who do not have many opportunities for fellowship training in their area and also serves to establish clinical and research links between institutions and members throughout the PAS region.

UC San Diego is a PAS fellowship recognized host institution with program term lengths of 6 months or 1 year. For more information on the MDS-PAS fellowship including application eligibility and requirements, visit the PAS Fellowship website.