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Fellow recruitment and selection

Qualifications required for fellow appointment:

The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) and its affiliates are committed to provide a training program for Residents that meets all requirements for programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). 

The University Of Wisconsin Department Of Neurology seeks well-rounded candidates with a record of accomplishment of academic success and great potential for the future.  Desirable attributes include strong intellectual abilities as documented by success in past academic performance, sincere interest in a career incorporating clinical neurophysiology, and excellent reliability, interpersonal and communication skills.

Procedures for evaluation and selection of applicants to the program:

Applications to our program are accepted via direct contact with our program coordinator. The PD or APD will objectively rate each application with regard to, reviews all applications in their entirety: academic performance in college and medical school, performance on USMLE (COMLEX scores will not be accepted), interpersonal communication (personal statement, etc.), extracurricular activities, research accomplishments, and letters of recommendation.  This serves as a screening process; the most highly rated applicants are invited for in-person interviews.

Candidates have a structured interview day, which includes a breakfast meeting with the Program Director for an overview of the program.  Subsequently each candidate will be interviewed by no less than 3 selected faculty members.

After interviewing applicants, the Fellowship Committee will then have a closed-door discussion to create the final rank list by consensus and when to offer positions.

All candidates must meet the UWHC “Qualifications for Appointment,” and attest to this by signing an agreement form provided by GME office.

Qualifications and Selection Process

Eligibility

International Medical Graduates are welcome to apply. Please note that the University of Wisconsin is only able to support J-1 visas.

Applicants must have completed a neurology residency program accredited by the ACGME to qualify for our accredited clinical neurophysiology fellowship.

We seek well-rounded candidates with a track record of accomplishments indicating good potential to be a future leader in clinical neurophysiology.  Desirable attributes include strong intellectual abilities as documented by success in past academic performance and scholarly activities, clear intent for a career in that includes clinical neurophysiology and good interpersonal and communication skills.

Selection Process

The Program Director will review each application with regard to prior academic performance, communication, extracurricular activities, research accomplishments, and letters of recommendation.  The most promising applicants are invited for an interview.

Following completion of interviews for all invited candidates, the clinical neurophysiology faculty will meet and decide which, if any, of the candidates will be offered a position.

Latest Revision: 06/24/2019