1. Which track(s)? 
    You may apply to more than one track. Please indicate to which tracks you wish to apply.
  2. Citizenship?
    Please identify your citizenship status. If you require a visa, please indicate.
  3. ACGME internship?
    The program requires an ACGME-accredited medical or transitional PGY-1 intern year. 
  4. Starting on July 1?
    If you are off-track and will not complete your residency PGY-4 year until later than June 30th, please let us know at the time of application.
  5. Send email communications and documentation to:
    A. For any or all of the three Westwood and WLA VA (“WW VA”) tracks:
    Emails to:
    James WY Chen MD PhD ([email protected])
    Marc R. Nuwer MD PhD ([email protected])
    Amanda Bentley ([email protected])
    B. Westwood Epilepsy
    Emails to:
    John Stern MD ([email protected])
    Sabrina Hubbard ([email protected])
    Marc R. Nuwer MD PhD ([email protected])
    Amanda Bentley ([email protected])
    C. Pediatric Epilepsy        
    Emails to:
    Lehka Rao ([email protected])
    Amanda Bentley ([email protected])

We plan for interview dates in September through January. Some COVID-era interviews may be on-line. We have not yet selected interview dates. If you are invited to interview for multiple tracks, the interviews may be over two days. Interviews will continue until positions are filled. Acceptances are on a rolling basis until individual positions are filled.

Candidates should include in their submission:

  1. Which track(s) are being applied for
  2. Curriculum Vitae (resume)
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Three recommendation letters, one of which should be from your Neurology Program Director
  5. USMLE scores for parts 1, 2 and 3 (photocopies are acceptable)
  6. For foreign medical school graduates, an ECFMG certificate
  7. The following information must be included:
    a. Citizenship. For foreign citizens, specify your visa status.
    b. Name of your internship hospital and type of internship

Candidates from foreign medical schools eventually must have a Postgraduate Training Authorization Letter (PTAL), also called a Letter of Evaluation, from the California Medical Board before we are able to offer them an offer of a position. Please contact the Board to start that process.  

Before beginning the fellowship, all candidates must have completed satisfactorily a US ACGME accredited residency in Neurology or Child Neurology and a US ACGME accredited internship in medicine. Proof of completion must be submitted at the start of training. 

UCLA is able to support J-1 visas only for the ACGME accredited years of our programs. Clinical instructor Intraoperative Monitoring positions are not eligible for these J-1 visas. UCLA does not provide support for training program applicants who are in the US on an H1B visa. 

Fellows must hold an Unrestricted Medical license issued by the Medical Board of California six months before beginning their fellowship so as to process university onboarding. Please note that obtaining a California medical license may take six months or more from the time of filing the application with the Medical Board in Sacramento. Candidates must apply to the California Medical Board during the summer prior to beginning the fellowship and contact the medical board periodically to make sure the application is making its way through the system.  

Any offer of a position is contingent upon actual issuance of an unrestricted medical license by the California Medical Board. Their address is: Medical Board of California.