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Epilepsy Fellowship

The Epilepsy Fellowship at RUSH University provides advanced training in epilepsy and electroencephalography (EEG). This one-year fellowship is designed for those who wish to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in the comprehensive management of people with epilepsy and related disorders.

During the Epilepsy Fellowship, you will become proficient in the following:

  • Interpreting EEGs and prolonged video EEG recordings in people with epilepsy
  • Interpreting prolonged video EEGs of patients in the neurological intensive care unit
  • Managing patients in the epilepsy clinic-adults and children and inpatient epilepsy unit
  • Performing pre-surgical work up and interpreting intracranial electrode recordings
  • Brain stimulation treatments of epilepsy
  • Treatment of non-epileptic spells
  • Conducting clinical research
  • Teaching residents and fellows

Additional experience is offered in imaging studies in epilepsy, neuropsychology, intraoperative evoked potentials and dietary treatment of epilepsy.


The Epilepsy Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


Upon graduation, the fellows are eligible for the Epilepsy subspecialty certification examination offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

How to apply

We offer one to two positions each year to eligible candidates who have completed an ACGME-accredited neurology residency program.

UPDATE: Our application cycle for AY 2024-2025 is open.

Please submit applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service starting Nov. 16. Contact your dean’s office for an electronic token to register with MyERAS.

Please upload the following materials by March 31, 2023, for start in July 2024:

  • MyERAS application including a curriculum vitae
  • U.S. Medical Licensing Examination transcript (Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS and Step 3, if taken) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination transcript
  • Brief personal statement
  • Letter of intent
  • Wallet-sized color photograph
  • Three reference letters uploaded through the ERAS letter of recommendation Portal

Prior to starting their fellowship, candidates must have completed an ACGME-accredited neurology residency and be ABPN board-eligible. If you have further questions, please email Stacy Ramkissoon-Udit.

Faculty for Epilepsy Fellowship Program