Mary T. Silvia, MD
ACGME-accredited one year Epilepsy Fellowship provides a broad and detailed exposure to a variety of neurophysiologic techniques including electroencephalography (EEG) and evoked potentials (EP). The fellowship emphasizes the comprehensive treatment of epilepsy in children and adults. The fellow will have intensive video-EEG monitoring exposure in a 6 bed Epilepsy Monitoring Unit using state of the art neuroimaging techniques in PET, SPECT, fMRI, MRI. In addition, there is extensive exposure to advanced electrodiagnostic techniques in cortical localization by use of intracranial depth and grid electrodes, cortical mapping, and many other techniques. The use of MEG has further strengthened our evaluation process of patients with complex epilepsy syndromes. The fellow will participate in epilepsy drug trials, epilepsy clinics and research studies led by the faculty. Electives will be offered in alternative therapies for intractable epilepsy (Ketogenic Diet, VNS, RNS and epilepsy surgery), neuroimaging and psychiatry/neuopsychology. The training will lead to eligibility for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with certification in Epilepsy.
Each applicant is required to have completed an ACGME-accredited program in neurology, child neurology or neurodevelopment disabilities in the United States or Canada. Applicants must qualify for licensure by the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners and must be Board Eligible for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Foreign medical graduates must have passed the E.C.F.M.G. and U.S.M.L.E. exams. Additional information may be obtained by visiting the ECFMG website. The institution sponsors only J-1 visa which you must have at the time of your application.
Please submit the Epilepsy Fellowship application
, your letter of interest, current curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation (one letter must be from the director of your core residency program) to:
April Edwards, Fellowship Coordinator
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Medical Center Blvd.,
Winston-Salem, NC 27157
Once your application materials have been received and evaluated, competitive candidates will be contacted directly for an interview.
Thank you for your interest in our program. If you have any specific questions not covered above, please feel free to contact April Edwards, Fellowship Coordinator at 336-716-7548 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary T. Silvia, MD
Program Director, Epilepsy Fellowship