Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship

The VCU Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship provides comprehensive EEG and EMG training.




The clinical neurophysiology laboratory within the Department of Neurology offers a one-year neurophysiology fellowship, led by program director and professor Dr. Lawrence Morton.

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Lawrence D. Morton, M.D.

Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, this program provides the training needed for fellows to take the Added Qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology Exam offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  

The fellowship involves in-depth training in both electroencephalogram (EEG) for epilepsy and electromyography (EMG) for neuromuscular disorders in a laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment. The fellow may choose to split the year evenly between the two areas or spend nine months with one subspecialty and three months with the other.   

Fellows also receive training in evoked potentials, intraoperative monitoring, long-term video/EEG seizure monitoring and, if interested, polysomnography. This year of training exposes fellows to a broad spectrum of patients, including those in the adult and pediatric seizure clinics, neuromuscular clinics and the muscular dystrophy clinic, one of 150 Muscular Dystrophy Association Care Centers in the country. A wide range of research opportunities are also available, including investigational drug trials.

VCU Health is a Level 4 Epilepsy center accredited by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. We offer comprehensive neurophysiology assessments that include routine and long-term EEG monitoring, including our EMU on site and at the Hunter Holmes McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center. We offer specialty assessments such as dense array EEG as well as all modalities of intracranial recording for epilepsy surgery including stereo EEG with our ROSA system. For further information please visit our Epilepsy and Neuromuscular Fellowship and Division sites.

 

We are now accepting applications for the July 2022 start date.

One fellowship position is available each year. All application materials must be received by April 1 for consideration. The fellowship does not participate in any matching programs.

Note: The use of the AANEM portal cycle is expected to open up for the 2022 cycle. We will continue to use the old method of application.

Please submit the following original application materials:

  • VCU Health Systems Graduate Medical Education general application
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) with current e-mail address and phone number
  • Personal statement
  • Professional photograph
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Test scores
    • USMLE steps 1, 2 and 3 (passing scores – no minimum)
    • COMLEX-USA steps 1, 2 and 3 (if applicable)
    • CSA step 2CS (if applicable)
    • TOEFL (if applicable – minimum score of 600)
    • TWE (if applicable)
  • Notarized copy of ECFMG certificate
  • Notarized copy of visa (if applicable)
  • Letters of recommendation: A minimum of three U.S. or Canadian physicians who know the applicant’s clinical skills and have worked with the applicant during the past two years (must be originals; no electronic copies)

Send your application materials to:

VCU Department of Neurology
Attn: Judy Gutierrez
Box 980599
Richmond, VA 23298-0599

Neurophysiology fellowship applicants must have completed an accredited residency program in neurology, child neurology or general psychiatry in the U.S. or Canada. For further information, please consult the ACGME and the ABPN. 

After acceptance and prior to joining the program, applicants must provide a list of rotations completed during prerequisite training. This document, on letterhead from the institution where training was completed, must arrive no later than July 15. 

If you have additional questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.

Coronda Lee, MPM, Education Team Lead
Email: Coronda.Lee@vcuhealth.org 

Lawrence Morton, MD, Program Director & Chair
Email: Lawrence.Morton@vcuhealth.org
Phone: (804) 828-0442

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