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Curriculum

We have a flexible curriculum. Fellows can select between at least two basic options: an equal split between EMG/neuromuscular and EEG/epilepsy, or a program weighted more toward EEG/Epilepsy. We encourage fellows to schedule electives (e.g., use of Botulinum toxin in movement disorders, EPs, IOM) to enhance their career goals. There is also ample time to pursue a clinical research project with one the many clinical investigators. Strong Memorial Hospital fellows receive 20 days of vacation per year and additional time may be allowed for attendance at scientific or medical meetings. There is support to attend national meetings if the fellow is presenting their work.

Typical day in the Electrodiagnostic Laboratories

  • Hours: 8 AM to 6 PM
  • EMG: 2 patients per fellow per half day
  • EEG: 10 studies per fellow per half day
  • Neurology residents also rotate on the services
  • There is no night call during this fellowship

Outpatient Clinic Experience

  • One half day of continuity clinic per week
  • Ability to work with core faculty throughout the year
  • Fellow given priority for new patient referrals

Didactics and Conferences

Daily EMG Sign-out Rounds

An interactive 30 60 minute review of instructive cases seen in the EMG laboratory emphasizing clinical and electrodiagnostic teaching points.  

Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy (Wednesday – lunch provided)

A weekly conference targeted towards the neurology residents that reviews basic central clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy topics. Fellows develop teaching skills by running workshops for the residents as a part of this conference.

Neuromuscular Conference (Thursday – lunch provided)

A twice-monthly conference targeted towards neurology residents and fellows that reviews diagnosis and management of neuromuscular diseases. Fellows present their instructive cases at this conference.

Clinical Neurophysiology EMG Conference (11 AM Friday)

A weekly lecture series targeted to the clinical neurophysiology fellows to review the fundamentals of EMG, nerve conduction studies, peripheral anatomy, neuropathology, clinical and electrodiagnostic aspects of the major nerve and muscle diseases.

Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Conference (Friday – lunch provided)

A weekly lecture series targeted towards the clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy fellows to review the fundamentals of clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at a higher level than the Wednesday resident conference.

Monthly Neuromuscular and Epilepsy Journal Clubs (dinner provided)

Hosted by a Neuromuscular and Epilepsy attending on an evening once a month, this is a review of the classic or new literature where fellows present seminal trials and practice-defining studies of the field and explore new topics in neuromuscular and epilepsy literature.