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Application Information

Interested in applying? Here's what you need to know.

Thank you for your interest in our Epilepsy Fellowship. The fellowship appointment begins July 1 and runs through June 30.

Eligibility requirements

Before entering our fellowship programs, which are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), you must have completed your clinical education in a residency program accredited by one of the following:

  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
  • College of Family Physicians Canada (CFPC)

Before appointment into our fellowship program, potential candidates must have successfully completed an accredited program in one of the following specialties:

  • Neurology
  • Child neurology
  • Neurodevelopmental disabilities or psychiatry
  • A program in one of those specialties located in Canada and accredited by the RCPSC

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

  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):
    • Graduation from a medical school in the United States or Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), or
    • Graduation from a college of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), or
    • Graduation from an acceptable medical school outside the United States or Canada with one of the following:
      • successful completion of a Fifth Pathway program provided by an LCME accredited medical school, or
      • a current, valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) prior to appointment, or
      • 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
      • a full, unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Kansas and Missouri, depending on the training program.
      • 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:
        • inclusion in the list of “approved” medical schools on the KSBHA website,
        • the school must not appear on the list of “disapproved” schools, also on the KSBHA website,
        • 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.

  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

  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.

  4. To be eligible, applicants must meet, with or without reasonable accommodation, all duties and responsibilities.

  5. Residency program applicants for the PGY-1, -2 or -3 levels must provide evidence of passing a United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step II or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Exam (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 2 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 Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) or a subcommittee of the GMEC; and
  • Satisfactory completion of the 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.

Apply Now

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. There is no deadline to apply.

We welcome applications by email to Sonya Fabricius at sfabricius@kumc.edu that include, at minimum, the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • CV
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation, one of which must come from the applicant's most recent program director.

If you are selected for an interview, we will request additional required documentation before the interview visit.

For further questions or more information about the application process, please contact Sonya Fabricius at sfabricius@kumc.edu or 913-588-6094.

KU School of Medicine

University of Kansas Medical Center
Department of Neurology
Mailstop 2012
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-6970
Fax: 913-588-6965