Epilepsy Fellowship

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The OHSU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center offers a two-year training in adult epilepsy

Training includes a first year in the epilepsy fellowship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and a second year of advanced epilepsy training.

Fellows have the chance to work with eight adult epileptology faculty at OHSU and partners at the Epilepsy Center of Excellence at the Portland VA Medical Center. Successful completion of the ACGME-accredited component prepares the fellow to become certified in epilepsy by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Fellowship includes substantial training in pediatric EEG, or electroencephalogram, reading and epilepsy management, and elective time is provided. It also includes clinical or basic science research components.

Core Epilepsy Program faculty

The program faculty includes faculty from neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neuropsychology, nurse practitioners and nursing.

David Spencer, M.D.
Director, Epilepsy Program and Fellowship Director

Marissa Kellogg, M.D.
Director, VA Epilepsy Center of Excellence

Paul Motika, M.D.
Director, EEG Lab

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Application process

Applications will be accepted only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the position will be filled through the National Residency matching program (NRMP).
The following materials must be transmitted to us through ERAS no later than January 31.

  • ERAS Application (including CV)
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • 3 letters of recommendation (4 is maximum)
  • Certified USMLE/COMLEX scores
  • Photograph (required if invited for an interview)

International Medical Graduates are required to submit the following in addition to above:

  • ECFMG Certificate
  • Documentation of US Clinical Experience

Interview process

Our program conducts all interviews virtually. Interview invitations will be extended via Thalamus. Prospective fellows typically meet with the Program Director, Associate Program Director or VA Director, and two other faculty. We typically offer interviews on Mondays and Fridays scheduled in January and February.

Questions? Please contact us

Elrike Shaw
Program Coordinator
Department of Neurology