The Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year, ACGME-accredited program that admit one to two fellows per year.
The subspecialty of clinical neurophysiology involves the measurement and assessment of the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and skeletal muscle for the purpose of diagnosing and treating neurological disorders.
The Department of Neurology is committed to excellence in patient care and clinical teaching services. To that end, the training of our Clinical Neurophysiology fellow(s) is a major goal of our faculty. We take pride in our role as a university teaching hospital and give teaching a high priority. We believe that medicine is both a science and an art, and we recognize that a rational scientific approach to patient treatment and care must be coupled with respect, empathy and a concern for both patient and family.
Training is provided in EEG, EMG/NCS, evoked potentials, SFEMG, autonomic testing, Botulinum toxin use and skin biopsy for small fiber neuropathy. We have a tailored lecture schedule, interactive discussion and active learning, including comprehensive one-to-one quarterly half-day learning camps. We are committed to excellence in patient care and training our fellows.
We build our curriculum around active patient-care experiences. These experiences are the intellectual backbone of neurology. Since this process can best be taught by demonstration, we encourage one-on-one teaching opportunities between faculty and fellow. It is in such settings that fellows become colleagues. Attending physicians are always available to discuss patient-care issues and serve as guides in the process of fellowship training. The high ratio of full-time attending staff members to fellow(s) allows ample opportunity for one-on-one teaching. Our size gives us the advantage of tailoring the fellowship to meet specific requirements and situations.
One PGY-5 Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship position is open for July 2019 and July 2021.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, updated CV and three letters of recommendation (one must be from the residency program director) to Sankar Bandyopadhyay, MD, at email@example.com from September to December. Interviews will be offered after applications are received.
All clinical neurophysiology fellows must have successfully completed an ACGME-approved residency program in neurology. The candidate must be board-eligible or board-certified in neurology.
You must be a US citizen, permanent resident (green card holder), or have a J-1 visa sponsored through ECFMG. We do not sponsor any other visas.