There are a total of five positions offered for this fellowship per year.
This fellowship program is accredited by the ACGME and qualifies candidates to sit for the American Academy of Neurology Board Certification with Added Qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology. This program has a focus on clinical neurophysiology/epilepsy. This program offers extensive didactic teaching with conferences including: Neurology Grand Rounds, Epilepsy Grand Rounds, Epilepsy Patient Management Conference, Pediatric Neurology and Pediatric Epilepsy Grand Rounds, Fellows’ Epilepsy Case Discussion, Invasive Patient Management Conference, Epilepsy Journal Club, and special sessions on Epilepsy Neuroradiology, Surgical Neuroanatomy, Evoked Potentials, and Epilepsy Neuropathology.
This program begins with a three month didactics course. During this time fellows will be taught core topics in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. Fellows will have a longitudinal epilepsy clinic with supervision from one of the epilepsy center staff. The fellows will rotate on the epilepsy in-patient and consult services. Fellows are trained to read non-invasive and invasive video-EEG monitoring cases as well as reading routine EEG, ambulatory EEG, Evoked Potentials, Wada tests, and long-term ICU EEG monitoring studies.
Mornings consist of lectures on basic neurophysiology, EEG, epilepsy and seizure classification, digital EEG, and neuroimaging of epilepsy. Morning group discussions of EEG records, evoked potentials, and sleep studies also take place. Afternoons are spent in rounds in the adult or pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Units, EEG and evoked potential reading sessions, and the adult or pediatric outpatient clinic.
Elective rotations are offered in intra-operative monitoring, sleep medicine, EMG, and MEG. Adult and pediatric trainees are strongly encouraged to participate in clinical or basic research under the direction of staff physicians.
Adult Clinical Neurophysiology, EEG & Epilepsy Track
Three to four positions are offered per year. Eligible trainees include physicians who have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited Adult Neurology Residency Program in the United States or RCPSC-accredited Adult Neurology Residency Program in Canada. All International Medical Graduates must have received a currently valid ECFMG certificate in order to apply to our program. Trainees participate in epilepsy monitoring of adult and pediatric patients, interpretation of routine EEGs and evoked potentials, and the management of patients with epilepsy and sleep disorders in the hospital and outpatient clinic. Trainees have their own longitudinal clinic where patients with epilepsy are evaluated under the supervision of staff neurologists. Video-EEG monitoring is performed on patients in the 10-bed Adult Epilepsy Monitoring Unit under the direction of nine adult epileptologists. Over 400 adults are evaluated annually with video-EEG, and over 160 proceed to surgery. Invasive monitoring is performed using depth or subdural electrodes of which over 80 were performed per year. This program offers a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and management of adults and children with epilepsy, including surgical and investigational treatments.
Pediatric Clinical Neurophysiology, EEG & Epilepsy Track
One or two positions are offered per year. Eligible trainees include physicians who have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited Pediatric Neurology Residency Program in the United States or RCPSC-accredited Pediatric Neurology Residency Program in Canada. All International Medical Graduates must have received a currently valid ECFMG certificate in order to apply to our program. Pediatric trainees participate in all of the educational and academic activities described above for the Clinical Neurophysiology Epilepsy programs in general, and share in the interpretation of adult and pediatric routine EEGs, evoked potentials, and sleep studies. However, the majority of clinical, hospital, and video-EEG exposure for pediatric epilepsy fellows is on pediatric patients.
Interested candidates can apply for a fellowship position by submitting the following documentation:
- Personal Statement
- Letter from Residency Program Director in lieu of Dean’s Letter
- At least two letters of recommendation from physicians whom have supervised you in a clinical setting
- USMLE/COMLEX Score Reports
- Medical School Diploma
- Certified copy of your currently valid ECFMG certificate (applicable for International Medical Graduates only)
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