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Fellow recruitment and selection

1. Qualifications required for fellow appointment:

The University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (UWHC) and its affiliates are committed to provide a training program for Fellows 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 in epilepsy, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Applicants must either be U.S. citizens, have permanent legal residency status (i.e., hold a green card), or be eligible for a J-1 clinical visa sponsored by the ECFMG. Note that our institution does not sponsor temporary worker (H-1) visas.
 
Applicants must have completed a neurology residency program accredited by the ACGME to qualify for our accredited epilepsy fellowship.
 
We seek well-rounded candidates with a track record of accomplishments indicating good potential to be a future leader in epilepsy.  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 epilepsy and good interpersonal and communication skills.

2. Procedures for evaluation and selection of applicants to the program:

Applications to our program are accepted via direct contact with our program coordinator.  The Admissions Committee, who 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.

Following completion of interviews for all invited candidates, the Fellowship Committee will have a closed-door discussion and decide which, if any, of the candidates will be offered a position.

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