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Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

Overview of the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

Loyola University Medical Center Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program is accredited by ACGME and currently has a one-year fellowship position available for July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020.  Those fellows, who meet the requirements, including a broad experience in clinical neurophysiology, will be eligible to take the Subspecialty Certification Examination in Clinical Neurophysiology given by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

The full spectrum of neuroscience services is available on Loyola’s campus.  LUMC is a state-of-the-art Medical Center with 570-licensed-bed facility with abundant research opportunities encouraged at the translational, basic science and clinical level.

Through the Fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology, the fellow will gain expertise in the fields of electroencephalography, evoked potential studies, autonomic studies, neurophysiological assessment of movement disorders, polysomnography as well as participate in ongoing research in the department.  The program can be custom-tailored based on the individual’s goals.  This one-year fellowship program will prepare you to establish and supervise an EEG/Epilepsy Monitoring laboratory in an academic center or integrated group practice.

LUMC Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program faculty is comprised of specialists who are committed to patient care, education and research in their daily practices.  Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are well regarded in their field.

LUMC Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program faculty is comprised of specialists who are committed to patient care, education and research in their daily practices.  Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are well regarded in their field.  You may visit our website at http://www/stritch/luc.edu/neurology/clinical-neurophysiology.

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Eligibility and Application Process

Applicants must be a:

  • Applicants must have a current valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the US or Canada.
  • Applicants must be graduates of residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
  • Graduate of one of the following:
    • Medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or;
    • Medical school in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association or;
    • Medical schools outside the United States and Canada who have received currently valid certification of Education Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG)

Please send the following to the Fellowship Coordinator, Michelle R. Armstrong at michelle.armstrong@luhs.org:

  • Current Photo
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of your medical school transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation ( you may initially email me the information; please have your writers send the original copy to the address below)
  • Personal statement
  • Copies of USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 CK and USMLE Step 2 CS examination scores or COMLEX Step 1 COMLEX Step 2 CK, and USMLE Step 2 CS examination scores
  • Copy of your current, active license
  • ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)

If you inquire outside the traditional recruitment period, please refer to the documents listed above to be considered for a position.  Once the documents are sent to michelle.armstrong@luhs.org, the fellowship coordinator will forward the Loyola University Medical Center application and Consent/Release Form.  Applicant's portfolios are not reviewed by the recruitment committee until all documents are received.

The goal of the Clinical Neurophysiologyis to train qualified physicians in the primary areas of electroencephalography (EEG), electromyography (EMG), Autonomic studies, interoperative monitoring, evoked potentials and sleep medicine. In addition, the fellows are expected to complete a research project under the supervision of one of the Clinical Neurophysiology Faculty. .  Under the guidance of neurologists, fellows gain experience in the principles and practices of clinical neurophysiology.  All of these neurologists are certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) or are board eligible.  In addition, nearly all these neurologists have specialized training and certifications in other areas of clinical neurophysiology, including many who are Diplomats of ABPN with added qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology.  As a result of the training, the fellow should have the ability to perform clinical neurophysiological studies, understand the role of these studies in evaluating the normal and abnormal nervous system, and be qualified for board certification in clinical neurophysiology.