Clinical Electrodiagnostic Medicine Fellowship Program Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
CAPT. James A.Lovell Federal Health Center
3001 Green Bay road North Chicago, IL 60064
For more information about our program, contact:
Bharathi Swaminathan, MD, Clinical Electromyography Fellowship Director. Associate professor, Chicago Medical school, Chief of PMR
CAPT. James A.Lovell Federal Health Center North Chicago, IL 60064
Phone : (224) 610-4152
Type of Fellowship:
Clinical Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
General Psychiatry Residency:
Duration of Fellowship:
Completion of ACGME accredited PMR residency program.
July 1/ January 1 ( Flexible)
VA salary scale based on Post-graduate year level. PGY 5
Approximate Interview Date:
Approximate Final Decision Date:
Meets ABEM Requirements:
The program involves working in the Clinical Electrodiagnostic Medicine Laboratory and evaluating patients with neuromuscular disorders in the outpatient clinic. During the first 2 months of the fellowship, the fellow participates with a Clinical Neurophysiology Review course which includes review of the basics of nerve conduction studies and needle examination and lectures covering the broad range of neuromuscular disorders. The fellow performs electrodiagnostic studies under the supervision of faculty with graduated responsibility throughout the year. In addition to the primarily adult population in our clinic, the fellow has exposure to special techniques including single fiber EMG; evoked potential studies, autonomic studies, and intraoperative monitoring. The fellow organizes the weekly Neuromuscular Conference. They will have opportunity to teach medical students and senior PMR residents. The fellow is encouraged to pursue one or more research projects during the year. The program is designed to exceed the requirements for electrodiagnostic training as defined by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.
To be eligible for the Clinical electrodiagnostic Fellowship, you must have successfully completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited residency program in PMR/Neurology in the United States or Canada.
About Chicago Medical School/CAPT. James A.Lovell FHCC
The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC), is the first fully integrated Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DoD) healthcare facility in the United States. The FHCC provides care for a robust patient population including military veterans, retirees, active duty military personnel, United States Navy recruits and military dependents. The main campus is located in North Chicago, Illinois, and houses the primary outpatient, inpatient, nursing home and domiciliary facilities. The medical center has an emergency department, 30 bed inpatient medical-surgical unit, 10 bed intensive care unit, and 136 bed nursing home with a short-term rehabilitation unit. The FHCC also manages Branch Health Clinics on Naval Recruit Training Command and Naval Station Great Lakes, and Community Based Outpatient Clinics in Evanston, IL, McHenry, IL, and Kenosha, WI.
The FHCC PM&R Department specializes in both the inpatient and outpatient management of patients with neuromuscular disorders. The Department has an active electromyography lab and the latest neuromuscular ultrasound equipment. The Department also has a dedicated Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) specialty clini...c and conducts research in areas of TBI and physical rehabilitation.
The FHCC has an expanding research department. As of November 2017, there are 13 funded ongoing studies at the FHCC and 58 active IRB approved studies overall.
The FHCC is adjacent to and has a strong affiliation with Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS), which is the home to CMS. The majority of providers and researchers at the FHCC are faculty members of RFUMS/CMS. There are multiple active collaborative research projects between the institutions. In November 2017, RFUMS broke ground for the construction of a new research park adjacent to the FHCC. The VA Advanced Research Fellow will have access to resources of both facilities including the many educational offerings provided by the VA and the University.