GettyImages-650160957-hero

Headache Medicine Fellowship

Interview Updates

For the 2022-2023 application cycle, all Department of Neurology fellowship programs at MCW will be conducting virtual interviews due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic.

Welcome from the Program Director

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 board 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: neurofellowships@mcw.edu

Dr. Florczak
Jonathan Florczak, MD
Program Director

all
Highlights
• Diverse patient population experience exposing one to the full spectrum of headache and facial pain disorders.
• Truly multidisciplinary practice environment including collaboration with a clinical pharmacist, pain psychologist, many ancillary staff.
• The faculty group supervising the Headache Fellows includes four full time neurology physician faculty as well as collaboration and support from three Physician Assistant colleagues dedicated specifically to the headache clinic.
• Recently expanded and remodeled clinic space in NEUROSCIENCE Center with adjacent PM&R, Neurosurgery, and Clinical and Diagnostic Neuropsychology support only steps away for easy consultation and collaboration. Within the neuroscience center is contained the full spectrum of neurologic subspecialities for ready consultation with colleagues in many disciplines.
• Generous fringe benefits including money for CME / travel for annual meetings / book fund.
Application
Applications and application materials can be sent to our program coordinator at neurofellowships@mcw.edu.

Applications should include:
Application (PDF)
• CV
• Three letters of recommendation
• USMLE or COMLEX scores
• Medical School Transcript
• Personal Statement
• Photo
Living and Working in Milwaukee

Milwaukee is one of the Midwest’s best-kept secrets and a prime location for the Medical College of Wisconsin’s main campus. A one-of-a-kind city with a vibrant and diverse culture, this charming, yet metropolitan must-see is just 90 minutes north of Chicago and nestled on the coast of Lake Michigan. Whether you’re catching a show at Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival, immersing yourself in the old-world charm of the Historic Third Ward or taking in the sights and sounds of one of the many cafés, beer gardens or restaurants that line the city’s riverbank and shoreline, Milwaukee never disappoints. Find out why MCW students, faculty and employees take pride in calling Milwaukee home.

Learn More: Living in Milwaukee

MCW Employment Benefits

The Medical College of Wisconsin’s Benefit Package (PDF) is designed to recognize the diverse needs of our workforce. Our package offers:

  • Competitive and comprehensive benefit options
  • A program that considers individual needs
  • Plans to help ensure long-term financial security for you and your family
MCW Maps and Directions

Directions and Campus Map
Directions to the Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd., located on the campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53226.  The College's main building is located on 87th St., just south of Watertown Plank Rd.

Milwaukee Regional Map and Lodging Resource Guide
Milwaukee Regional Map of the Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee including the interstate, Mitchell Airport, and area highways.  It also includes Lodging, Parking, Taxi, Public Transportation, Key Phone Number and Address Resource Guide.

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 will typically during their training year spend most 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 may also 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 may also include 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 and in person 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 over the years has been actively involved in a variety of multicenter clinical trials.

Through this program, you will have the opportunity to work with various Neurologists who focus in Headache Medicine. For more information, on these faculty members, please visit here.

Contact Us

Headache Medicine Fellowship
Department of Neurology
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-0643

 

Jonathan Florczak, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurology

jflorcza@mcw.edu

 

 

Sarah Chidester, MSW
Program Coordinator
Neurofellowships@mcw.edu

Medical College of Wisconsin Google map location