Clinical Neurophysiology

Overview:

Our ACGME-approved fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology is designed to provide the neurologist with expertise in electrodiagnosis of central and peripheral disorders of the nervous system. The fellowship is structured to meet the certification requirements of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for Added Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology. The majority of the fellowship experience is divided between the disciplines of EEG/Epilepsy and EMG/Neuromuscular Disease.

The EEG laboratory at UIC provides service for a full spectrum of clinical problems arising in both pediatric and adult populations. UIC also has active evoked potential and intraoperative monitoring services. Fellows rotate in two refractory epilepsy clinics weekly, and there is a bi-weekly Epilepsy Surgery and EEG Conference.

The EMG laboratory at UIC is very active and offers the full range of Electrophysiologic services for the diagnosis of patients with peripheral nervous system disease, including single fiber electromyography. Fellows also learn EMG techniques at the nearby Jesse Brown VA Medical Center. In addition, the fellowship includes experiences in our outpatient neuromuscular clinics including a Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) sponsored Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic, a Motor Neuron Disease Clinic, and a Neuropathy & Nerve Injuries Clinic. There are bi-weekly EMG conferences as well.

Lastly, there are opportunities for clinical research during the fellowship. A research project suitable for publication or presentation is a required fellowship component.

Application Process:

There are available positions for two fellows to begin in July of each academic year. We accept applications about 15 months before the fellowship start date and continue to accept applications until our positions are filled. Interviews are usually scheduled during the Spring. To begin the application process, please contact Maria Mata, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program Coordinator, using the contact information below. A completed application form should be returned to us along with an updated copy of your curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. These letters should be sent to the contract address below directly from the source.

When your application is complete, you will be considered for a personal interview. Our final decisions regarding fellow selection are usually made about 9-10 months before the start date (July of each academic year).

Program Faculty:


For further information on the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, contact:

Lawrence Zeidman, M.D (lzeidm1@uic.edu) Program Director


Inquiries about applications or the status of an application should be forwarded to:

Maria Mata (mmata@uic.edu) Program Coordinator
Phone: (312)-996-6906
Fax: (312)-996-4169

Click here to download the application form.