Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

The Ken & Ruth Davee Department of Neurology

Fellowship

Overview

The McGaw Medical Center offers ACGME accredited Fellowship programs in Clinical Neurophysiology and in Epilepsy with the option of a 2nd year. There are up to two positions in each program per year. Fellows who complete two years of training will be eligible for both ABPN Boards, in Clinical Neurophysiology and in Epilepsy. 

Adult Fellowship (Program Director: Stephan Schuele)

Pediatric Fellowship (Co-Program Director: John J Millichap)

Fellows are eligible for the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ACNS) examination and for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy boards.

Education

Fellows participate in a four week full day neurophysiology course at the beginning of their training covering basic principles and techniques of EEG, EMG/NCS, PSG, IOM/EP and other aspects of clinical neurophysiology. Subsequently, fellows are offered didactic training in Clinical Epilepsy, EEG/IOM, EMG/Neuromuscular and PSG/Sleep through a dedicated weekly lecture series for each of these areas.

The goal of the program is to prepare the fellow for independent practice as a specialist in Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG/Video EEG Monitoring/Intraoperative Monitoring) and/or Clinical Epilepsy.

Research

The fellowship offers ample opportunity in clinical research in several areas of clinical neurophysiology. Projects ideas and updates can be presented at our bimonthly research conference. A full time clinical research associate is available to support the regulatory process, data collection and analysis and publication process.

Fellows are expected to complete at least one research project during their training. They are also expected to present their data at a national meeting and author either an original manuscript, review article or book chapter during their fellowship.

Requirements & Eligibility

The ACGME accredited training in CNP or Epilepsy must be preceded by the completion of a residency program in neurology or child neurology accredited in the United States or Canada.

Residents are selected for the CNP or Epilepsy fellowship from eligible applicants based upon their preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills, and personal qualities. No discrimination is made based upon sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Approximately half of the eligible applicants are invited for personal interviews. Please indicate in your application if you are interested in Intraoperative Monitoring/EP, EMG/Neuromuscular Medicine or PSG/Sleep Medicine as second specialty to complement your EEG/Epilepsy training.

Application Process:

Interviews for the Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy positions are by invitation only and will take place in fall for adult fellow candidates and in summer for the pediatric applicants the year prior to start of the fellowship.

 Click here to Download an Application

Required documents include:

All the required items can be mailed, faxed, or emailed using the following contact information:

For adult applicants:
Erin van Bladel
Fellowship Coordinator
Northwestern University
Department of Neurology
710 N. Lake Shore Drive
Abbott Hall #1113
Chicago, IL 60611
Email: evanblad@nm.org
Direct: 312-503-2849
Fax: 312-908-5073

For pediatric applicants:
Clara Samaniego
Pediatric Fellowship Coordinator
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
225 E. Chicago Avenue
Division of Epilepsy, Box 29
Chicago, IL 60611
Email: cfsamaniego@luriechildrens.org
Direct: 312-227-4527
Fax: 312-227-9644

 

Jessica Templer, MD

Jessica Templer, MD
Epilepsy Fellowship Director

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Elizabeth E Gerard, MD
Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Director

 

Housestaff Research Portal

Feinberg has the infrastructure and resources to assist McGaw trainees interested in conducting scientific research. Visit our Housestaff Research Portal to learn more.