Overview

The Department of Neurology offers a one-year epilepsy fellowship

The Department of Neurology offers a one-year epilepsy fellowship, led by Dr. Victor Gonzalez Montoya and accredited by the  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Those who successfully complete the program are eligible to take the Added Qualification in Epilepsy Exam offered by the  American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

The academic role of epilepsy clinics is to familiarize fellows with epilepsy disorders or mimetic conditions in pediatric and adult populations. Fellows will learn the etiology, pathophysiologic process, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, diagnostic work-up and therapeutic management of epilepsy disorders as well as the social aspects of the disease. Clinics will provide fellows the expertise needed to manage the full spectrum of epilepsy disorders, mainly in an outpatient setting but also in the context of inpatient emergencies. 

Our electroencephalogram (EEG) laboratories are located at both the VCU Medical Center and the Hunter Holmes Mcguire Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Fellows will spend six months in the EEG lab and another six months in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. 

How to Apply

One fellowship position becomes available beginning July 1 each year.

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

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.