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WFN Training Centre in Mexico One-Year Visiting Fellow Program

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the Mexican Academy of Neurology are delighted to announce a one-year Visiting Fellow Program in Mexico.

Project description

The WFN Teaching Center in Dakar has excellent experience in epilepsy and will train the fellow in all pertinent issues of epilepsy.The project is dedicated to young neurologists in Central and South America to spend a one-year fellowship at the General Hospital of Mexico and the Central Hospital in San Luis Potosi. The WFN has designated these training sites as a WFN training centre, and the first in the Americas.

The General Hospital of Mexico, located in Mexico City, and Central Hospital in San Luis Potosi are very attractive neurological training programs offering numerous and interesting cases and excellent supervision of trainees. The fellow will be attending both centres, the details of which will be determined by the Mexican Academy of Neurology (MAN).

The trainee will be working in an international environment and meet new colleagues, and foster future cooperation. This fellowship aims to improve neurologic training and stimulate education.

The fellowship will be for one year, and the costs of travel, local costs, and insurance will be covered by the WFN with the support of the host country.

The Mexican Academy of Neurology is a modern neurological society serving not only neurologic needs, but also being actively engaged in research and education.


The visit will take place for one academic year from January 2020.

Details about support

The visiting fellow will receive the following support:

  • Reimbursement for one economy flight from the Fellow's country of residence to Mexico and the return journey.
  • Reimbursement of Accommodation for the academic year.
  • A monthly allowance for living expenses (food and beverage) during the academic year.
  • Costs of health insurance and insurance for medical activity during the stay in Mexico (to be arranged by the applicant, the costs will be refunded).

Attention: Please note that support is provided for the visiting trainee only and does not include family or dependents. The WFN is not responsible for financial issues other than related to the project.

Criteria for applications

  • The applicant must be a resident of a low or lower-middle-income country1 from Central America or South America
  • The applicant must be born after December 31, 1977
  • The applicant must have recently completed his/ her neurology training
  • The applicant must be fluent in Spanish.

[1] As defined by the World Bank -

Evaluation Committee

  • WFN
    Professor Steven Lewis, WFN Chair of the Education Committee
    Professor Wolfgang Grisold, WFN Secretary-General
  • Mexico Training Centre
    2 representatives from Mexico
  • The Pan-American Federation of Neurological Societies (PAFNS)
    The WFN regional director Marco Medina (Regional director) and one representative of the PAFNS.


Deadline for applications: Friday 8 November 2019




For any questions regarding your application, please contact the administrative office of the WFN Education Committee:

Mrs Jade Levy 
Executive Assistant 
Education Project Coordinator 
World Federation of Neurology 
United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 (0)20 3542 1657