How to Apply for a Fellowship Position
Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship applications for applicants starting 7/2024 are accepted through the match. ERAS opens in February, applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted from February through April. The Match is conducted in mid-May.
Application materials required:
- Letter of Interest
- 3 Recommendation Letters – One of which must be from your current and/or most recent program director
- Transcript of USMLE steps and/or COMLEX – We Require USMLE step 3/COMLEX level 3 be completed and passed prior to starting a fellowship program.
- ECFMG certificate if applicable
- Medical School Transcript
- MSPE/Deans Letter
Once we have received the application via ERAS it will be reviewed. Invitations are sent via ERAS and currently interviews are being conducted virtually. The interview consists of meeting with the Program Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program, and other faculty involved in the education of the fellows. For any questions please email NeurEducation@upstate.edu.
Educational Program Basic Curriculum
The clinical neurophysiology fellowship program is a one year program including hands on training and didactic presentations with the goal of training clinical neurologists to become experts in the field of clinical neurophysiology. The program is accredited by the ACGME.
There are two tracks:
- Track 1 is oriented towards those primarily interested in EEG and epilepsy
- Track 2 is for neurologists who wish primary specialization in neuromuscular disease and EMG.
EMG fellows receive training in reading EEGs and evoked potentials approximately 1 day per week. They also see neuromuscular patients in clinic approximately 1/2 day per week. The remainder of their clinical time is spent performing EMGs under the constant direction of an attending physician. By the end of the year, fellows will have performed at least 250-300 EMG studies. The attending is always physically present and provides constant educational support.
EEG fellows receive training in reading adult and pediatric, inpatient and outpatient EEGs under the supervision of 5 electroencephalographers and epileptologists. More than 3500 EEGs are performed yearly at Upstate. They receive training in reading surgical and differential diagnostic video EEG monitoring evaluations, as well as outpatient ambulatory EEGs. They also see patients in the epilepsy clinic about a half a day per week. EEG residents also receive formal training in performing EMGs, and the EMG residents also rotate in the EEG reading schedule.
Both residents receive exposure to evoked potentials and sleep as well.
Participation is expected and time is allowed for participation in research projects. Fellows are expected to present lectures to the laboratory staff on a regular basis on topics of basic clinical and academic interest. They may conduct an independent research project of their choosing under the guidance of a faculty member, or may participate in an ongoing project directed by a faculty member. Completion of a project worthy of presentation at a national scientific meeting is expected.
Extra-curricular professional activities (moonlighting)
NOTE: This medical center is, in general, against moonlighting. It may, however, permit it at times, but only with the written permission of the head of the department.
Training Verification for former fellows please contact the Graduate Medical Education Office (GME). Phone 315-464-8948 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org