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Applicant Information

Thank you for your interest in our fellowship program. We accept applications received by email to include at minimum the program director including a letter of interest, CV, and 3 letters of recommendation. If selected for an interview based on the above documents, additional required documentation will be requested prior to interview visit.

All required clinical education for the entry into ACGME-accredited fellowship programs must be completed in an ACGME-accredited residency program or in an RCPSC-accredited or CFPC-accredited residency program located in Canada.

Prior to appointment in the program, fellows must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited program in neurology or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation or a program in one of these specialties that is located in Canada and accredited by the RCPSC.

Applicants must meet the following qualifications to be eligible for appointment to an accredited residency program:

1.1   Graduation from an acceptable medical school, as outlined by the University of Kansas School of Medicine and Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA):

  1. Graduation from a medical school in the United States of Canada accredited by Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or
  2. Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or
  3. Graduation from an acceptable medical school outside the United States or Canada with one of the following:
    1. successful completion of a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME accredited medical school, or
    2. a current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment, or
    3. all Canadian citizens and eligible Canadian Landed Immigrants who are NOT graduates of a foreign medical school must hold a status which allows employment as a medical resident and maintain an appropriate status throughout the length of the graduate medical training program.  Possession of valid immigration documents that verify the status must be presented, or
    4. a full, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Kansas and Missouri, depending on the training program
  4. Foreign medical schools are deemed acceptable as defined by the KSHBA (K.S.A. 65-2873).  This is the minimum standard for graduates of foreign medical schools, however individual programs may have more stringent rules for foreign medical school graduates:
    1. inclusion in the list of “approved” medical schools on the KSBHA’s website (http://ksbha.org/medicalschoolapprovedunapproved.html),
    2. the school must not appear on the list of “disapproved” schools, also on the KSBHA website,
    3. to be eligible for appointment, all Canadian citizens and eligible Canadian Landed Immigrants who ARE graduates of a foreign medical school must seek and maintain sponsorship through ECFMG for J-1 non-immigrant visa status

1.2   The Office of Graduate Medical Education reserves the right to reject any candidate at the point it is determined that they have matriculated from an unacceptable medical school
1.3   Some ACGME program requirements stipulate further qualifications that must be met for eligibility to an ACGME accredited program at the University of Kansas. Additionally, some programs may have more stringent qualification requirements as specified in their individual program manuals.
Applicants are required to demonstrate spoken, auditory, reading and writing proficiency in the English language.
During the in-person interview, the applicant may be asked to complete a writing exercise that will provide information on the applicant’s writing skills, including the ability to organize information, content development and grammatical skills.

1.4   To be eligible, applicants must meet, with or without reasonable accommodation, all duties and responsibilities as described through this link http://www.kumc.edu/human-resources/accommodation-policy.html
1.5   Residency program applicants for the PGY1, 2 or 3 levels must provide evidence of passing USMLE Step II/COMLEX Level 2 before they will be admitted.  Residency program applicants for the PGY 3 level or beyond must provide evidence of sitting for the USMLE Step III/COMLEX Level 3 before they will be admitted.  Fellowship program applicants must provide evidence that they successfully passed USMLE Step III/COMLEX Level 3 before they will be admitted.

Fellow Eligibility Exception

A review committee may grant the following exception to the fellowship eligibility requirements.

An ACGME-accredited fellowship program may accept an exceptionally qualified applicant who does not satisfy the eligibility requirements listed above but who does meet all of the following additional qualifications and conditions:

  • Assessment by the program director and fellowship selection committee of the applicant’s suitability to enter the program based on prior training and review of the summative evaluations of training in the core specialty; and ACGME institutional requirements.
  • Review and approval of the applicant’s exceptional qualifications by the GMEC or a subcommittee of the GMEC; and
  • Satisfactory completion of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Steps 1, 2 and, if the applicant is eligible, 3; and
  • For an international graduate, verification of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification; and
  • Applicants accepted by this exception must complete fellowship Milestones evaluation (for the purposes of establishment of baseline performance by the Clinical Competency Committee), conducted by the receiving fellowship program within six weeks of matriculation.  This evaluation may be waived for an applicant who has completed an ACGME international-accredited residency based on the applicant’s Milestones evaluation conducted at the conclusion of the residency program; and
  • If the trainee does not meet the expected level of Milestones competency following entry into the fellowship program, the trainee must undergo a period of remediation, overseen by the Clinical Competency Committee and monitored by the GMEC or a subcommittee of the GMEC.  This period of remediation must not count toward time in a fellowship training
To Apply

Interested candidates may apply by providing the following via email to Sonya Fabricius, sfabricius@kumc.edu

  • a CV
  • a letter of interest, and
  • at least three letters of recommendation, one of which must come from the applicant's most recent program director.

After completion, fellows will be prepared to sit for the ABPN exam in clinical neurophysiology. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and there is no deadline to apply. The fellowship appointment begins on July 1 and runs through June 30. For further questions, please contact Sonya Fabricius, sfabricius@kumc.edu, or 913-588-6094. 

Last modified: Feb 04, 2019
Resources

Richard J. Barohn, MD
Professor
Department of Neurology

Mazen M. Dimachkie, MD
Professor and Director
Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Program

Mamatha Pasnoor, MD
Associate Professor
Associate Director, Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Program

Omar Jawdat, MD
Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship Program

Sonya Fabricius
Education Coordinator
913-588-6094
sfabricius@kumc.edu

The University of Kansas
Medical Center
Department of Neurology
3599 Rainbow Blvd, MS 2012
Kansas City, KS 66160

Neuromuscular Medicine
Fellowship Handbook

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