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Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

The McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University offers an ACGME-accredited fellowship program in Clinical Neurophysiology (CNP). Each program offers up to two positions per year. Fellows may add a second year to complete the other training program and be eligible for American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (ABPN) boards in both clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. 

CNP fellows are predominantly trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH) and participate in a minimum of nine-month EEG training with an additional two to three months in Intraoperative Monitoring/Evoked Potentials, PSG/Sleep Medicine or EMG/Neuromuscular Medicine.

The optional second year of training provides in-depth experience in invasive epilepsy monitoring with subdural and Stereo EEG electrodes and intraoperative electrocorticography and functional mapping paired with dedicated research time.

See the Department of Pediatrics site for information on the Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship.

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 Education

Fellows participate in a four-week, full-day neurophysiology course at the beginning of their training that covers 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.

 Diversity & Inclusion

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks to attract inquisitive, motivated fellows and is committed to providing them with every opportunity for success. We encourage a diverse and inclusive work environment that allows each trainee to achieve their personal goals.

For more information on Northwestern’s commitment to diversity, please see the Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents & Fellows Forum and Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

 Requirements

The ACGME-accredited training in CNP 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 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.

 How to Apply

Download a GME application (PDF) and collect the following documents:

  • Three letters of recommendation (one should be from your neurology or child neurology program director)
  • CV
  • Personal statement
  • A copy of your state-of-residency (temporary or permanent) medical license
  • Copy of official USMLE Step/Scores I, II & III

Please email the completed application and all required documents to:

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

Interviews for the Clinical Neurophysiology 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.

 Why Northwestern?

Housestaff training through McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University provides diverse and challenging clinical experiences and world-class education located in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago. Learn more via the links to the McGaw website below.

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Meet our Current Fellows

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Nupur Brahmbhatt, MD

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Paula Kyungjung Lee, MD

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Jessica Templer, MD

Epilepsy Fellowship Director

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Elizabeth E Gerard, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Director

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Erin van Bladel

Fellowship Coordinator

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e-vanbladel( at )northwestern.edu
312-503-2849
312-908-5073
710 N. Lake Shore Drive, Abbott 1105

Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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