Epilepsy Fellowship

COVID-19 Update

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.

Welcome from the Program Director, Chad Carlson, MD

Thank you for your interest in the Epilepsy fellowship program at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Our fellowship is accredited by the ACGME and provides all fellows the opportunity to focus on the evaluation and care of patients with epilepsy.  Successful applicants to this program must have completed a Neurology or Child Neurology residency in an ACGME-accredited program and should be board eligible or board certified in Neurology or Child Neurology.

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Comprehensive training in epilepsy requires experience in several key areas including: 1) outpatient evaluation and management, 2) inpatient evaluation and management in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, 3) acute evaluation and management with continuous EEG in the ICU or inpatient setting, 4) pre-surgical evaluation, and 5) surgical management of treatment resistant epilepsy.  Our program is structured to allow our fellows direct hands-on clinical experience across all of these areas.  Elective experiences in magnetoencephalography (MEG), EEG/video-EEG, and outpatient management are offered.  Research-focused elective rotations are also available.

Mentorship is a key component of any successful training program and is a major focus for our program.   My goal as a Program Director, and our goal as a Fellowship Program, is to provide a strong foundation in Epilepsy that will prepare our graduates for their future.  Whether your interests are in clinical practice, research, patient safety and quality improvement, education, or administration, our mission is to tailor your experience to aid you in the pursuit of your career goals.

 Training occurs at Froedtert Hospital (tertiary care hospital for adults) and Children’s Wisconsin (tertiary care hospital for children).

Thank you again for your interest in our Epilepsy fellowship program.  To apply, please send our application form along with your letter of interest (personal statement) and current CV.  We request you have three letters of recommendation (one of which must come from your Neurology or Child Neurology Program Director) sent to us.  In addition, we require your USMLE or COMLEX examination reports, medical transcript(s), and (if applicable), ECFMG certification.  Please send all application materials to: Jenny Her (Program Coordinator):

Contact Us

Epilepsy Fellowship
Department of Neurology
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226


(414) 955-0643
(414) 955-0127 (fax)

Chad Carlson, MD
Professor, Neurology
Program Director


Linda Calvert
Medical Education Coordinator

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