The Lehigh Valley Fleming Neuroscience Institute’s ACGME-approved clinical neurophysiology fellowship is a one-year program offering balanced training in electroencephalography (EEG) and electromyography (EMG). We offer two positions to fellows seeking a wide breadth of clinical experiences in epilepsy and neuromuscular neurology.
The program employs graduated responsibility to foster clinical independence. Fellows alternate between neuromuscular and epilepsy blocks (five one-month blocks of each), during which they participate in epilepsy, neuromuscular and multidisciplinary ALS clinics. Fellows follow their own neuromuscular and epilepsy patients in a supervised continuity clinic. They perform EMGs and interpret a variety of inpatient and outpatient EEGs. Three two-week electives are available in various areas. These include sleep medicine, intraoperative monitoring, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Once per month, each fellow takes three weekdays and one weekend day of home call. The call days are selected by the fellow.
These clinical experiences are supplemented by interactive didactics, starting with an intensive boot camp designed to orient fellows to EEG interpretation, EMG performance and interpretation, and management of clinic patients. Fellows participate in journal club and lead monthly record reviews for EMG and EEG. They attend department of neurology grand rounds, case conferences, and morbidity and mortality meetings.
Fellows also are introduced to academic pursuits. They complete one research project during their fellowship, for which three protected research rotations and monthly administrative time are provided. They receive an educational allowance and are encouraged to participate in a national conference. They regularly participate in the education of neurology residents and medical students.
Upon successful completion of their training, fellows are eligible for certification in the subspecialty of clinical neurophysiology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Equally important, they are prepared to serve as clinical neurophysiologists in an academic or private practice setting.
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