Thank you for your interest in the Headache Medicine Fellowship Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The fellowship program is accredited by the UCNS and authorized by the Graduate Medical Education Department at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Successful applicants to this program must have completed a Neurology residency in an ACGME-accredited program and should be bored eligible or board certified in Neurology.
The field of Headache Medicine is rapidly expanding at Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin. The section on headache medicine sees approximately 5000 new patients and consultations and 10,000 follow-up care visits annually. We are the most common reason for patients to seek care in the Department of Neurology.
Fellows during their year spent the majority of their time in direct headache patient care. We provide them with increasing clinical freedom in the management of their patients based on their clinical and academic accomplishments. They spend a half day per week working with and instructing the Neurology residents in the clinic setting.
Based on their interests, experience and expertise they have the opportunity to spend several months in other related disciplines such as pain management, pain psychology, otorhinolaryngology, general neurology, sleep medicine, autonomic disorders, and neuro-ophthalmology. The section provides comprehensive headache care in a multi-disciplinary team setting that also includes outpatient infusions and inpatient headache care.
Ongoing section educational efforts include a journal club, didactic lectures, and case management conferences. The fellow is expected to take a leading role in these efforts. The Fellow is also actively encouraged and provided an opportunity to participate in the educational efforts of the American Headache Society directed towards trainees through online activities. They are provided funding to attend appropriate headache medicine continuing educational programs. Such programs include the offerings from the American Headache Society with the course in Scottsdale and the Annual meeting but which can also include the American Academy of Neurology meeting.
Participation in clinical research is encouraged, and the Fellow should begin planning a clinical research project in well in advance of their commencement of training. The section is actively involved in a variety of multicenter clinical trials.
Compensation includes salary equivalent to PGY-5 Neurology, educational stipends and insurance benefits comparable to the clinical faculty. Fellows are required to hold citizenship in the US or possess a qualified visa. Wisconsin license is required before commencing the fellowship.
Please send all application materials to: Jenny Her (Program Coordinator), firstname.lastname@example.org.
download application for Neurology Headache Fellowship (PDF)
Jonathan Florczak, MD