Welcome from the Program Director, Chad Carlson, MD
For the academic year 2020-2021 application cycle, all Department of Neurology fellowship programs at MCW will be conducting virtual interviews for all fellowship positions per recommendations from the CDC and the ACGME due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. MCW, in accordance with the CDC and ACGME, will provide updated information as it becomes available.
As Program Director for the Epilepsy Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin, I want to thank you for your interest in our program. Our fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Successful applicants to this program must have completed a Neurology Residency or Child Neurology Residency (formerly a Child Neurology Fellowship) in an ACGME-accredited program and should be board eligible or board certified in Neurology or Child Neurology.
My goal as a Program Director, and our goal as an Epilepsy Fellowship Program, is to provide a solid foundation in Epilepsy. Successful candidates may be interested in academic or non-academic careers and may have several different interests clinically and potentially academically. You will have exposure to inpatient and outpatient epileptology along with the full range of invasive and non-invasive diagnostic testing modalities including intracranial EEG, bedside and intraoperative cortical mapping, magnetoencephalography, PET, SPECT, Wada procedure, and fMRI.
The Epilepsy Fellowship is a one-year program after which time one is eligible to sit for the ABPN (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology) examination for Epilepsy. For fellows interested in a two-year training experience, we typically recommend doing both a Clinical Neurophysiology year and an Epilepsy year.
Please stay tuned to these pages for future updates and do not hesitate to reach out to us via telephone or email for more information.