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Application Process


Four positions are available on a competitive basis each year in the Epilepsy Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota.


To be eligible for the Epilepsy Fellowship, you must be enrolled in or have completed an accredited adult or child neurology residency in the United States or Canada.

You must have completed steps 1, 2, and 3 of the United States Medical Licensing Examination or parts 1 and 2 of the Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada (LMCC).

How to apply

The academic year begins July 1.

The application and all supporting documentation must be submitted by March 1 of the year preceding the program start date.

  1. To apply to the program, visit the ERAS website. All applications to Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education programs must include these application materials. Applicants to the Epilepsy Fellowship must include an additional letter of recommendation (for a total of three letters of recommendation).
  2. Fellowship appointment is through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Candidates must register through the NRMP website.
  3. Applicants considered for an appointment will be invited for a personal interview with the program director and selected faculty. Interviews are typically conducted between January and March each year.

Note: ECFMG J-1 and H-1B visa sponsorship will be considered. According to the ruling by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, international medical graduates with J-1 visas are permitted to complete only one year as a fellow in clinical neurophysiology, as clinical neurophysiology fellowships are accredited for one year by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

If you are considering a two-year training experience, consider applying for both the Epilepsy Fellowship and the Clinical Neurophysiology, Electroencephalography Fellowship two-year track at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

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