Overview

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

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 (EEG) 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.  

 

How to Apply

Information on how to apply

One fellowship position is available each year. The department will begin accepting applications for the upcoming fellowship on Jan. 1, 2020 for a July 2021 start. All application materials must be received by April 1 for consideration. The fellowship does not participate in any matching programs.

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
Atten: Fellowship Coordinator
PO Box 980599
Richmond, VA 23298-0599

Prerequisite Training

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.