Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Fellow Eligibility and Selection Process

Introduction

The University of Wisconsin Department of Neurology seeks well rounded candidates with a track record 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 vascular neurology, and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The neurology department does not discriminate among applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, creed, arrest or conviction record (unless substantially related to job duties), disability, military status, or retaliation.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have completed an accredited neurology residency. We seek well-rounded candidates with a track record of accomplishments and training performance indicating good potential in vascular neurology.

The program director complies with the criteria for fellow eligibility specified in the Institutional Requirements. The program’s educational resources are adequate to support the number of fellows appointed to the program. Before accepting a resident who is transferring from another program, the program director obtains written or electronic verification of previous educational experiences and a summative competency-based performance evaluation of the transferring fellow (including milestones). The program director also provides timely verification of residency education and summative performance evaluations for residents who leave the program prior to completion. The presence of other learners in the program is monitored so as to not interfere with the fellow’s education.

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. Please note that our institution does not sponsor temporary worker (H-1) visas. 

All candidates must meet the UWHC requirements for appointment as per the policy titled University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Appointment Information for Residents and Fellows in Graduate Medical Education Programs. This document is provided to all applicants on the interview day.

Application Process

Applications to our program are only accepted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS); our ACGME ID# is 1885621064. The NRMP program code for the program is 1779188F0.

All applications are reviewed by the Recruitment Committee, which will evaluate each application with regard to the following:

  • Academic transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (Dean’s letter—once available)
  • Letters of recommendation (one from current program director)
  • Research experience
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE (at minimum, step 1) or COMLEX-USA (at minimum, level 1) scores

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. Applicants accepted for interview will meet the program director and the other vascular neurology faculty, in addition to other faculty inside and outside the department depending on their availability and the interests of the candidate. Tours of the facilities are also given. Following the interviews and tours, applicants, residents / fellows, and faculty gather for an informal lunch, providing an opportunity to meet additional members of our department, ask follow-up questions, etc.

Following completion of interviews for invited candidates, the vascular neurology faculty will meet and decide which, if any, of the candidates will be ranked.

Latest revision: 07/22/2019
Luke Bradbury, MD

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