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Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program

Description of Training

The Department of Neurology at the University of Florida offers a one-year fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology. Two positions are available, one with EEG/Epilepsy emphasis and the other with EMG/Neuromuscular emphasis. Both positions are accredited by the ACGME, and fellows who successfully complete the fellowship are eligible to take the Clinical Neurophysiology Exam offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in addition to the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (EEG track) or the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG track). Applicants must have successfully completed an adult or pediatric neurology residency in the United States.

The EEG track fellowship consists of twelve months of training and includes three weeks of vacation. The goals of the fellowship are to develop competence in various aspects of clinical neurophysiology with a special focus on clinical epilepsy, video-EEG monitoring, epilepsy surgery and related procedures, electroencephalography and evoked potentials. The year is divided into nine months of EEG/Epilepsy, two months of EMG/Neuromuscular Diseases, and one month of Sleep Medicine and intraoperative monitoring. During the EEG/Epilepsy rotation, fellows are fully involved in the presurgical evaluation of patients with intractable epilepsy, assist in patient care, interpret video-EEGs, and perform Wada tests and intraoperative electrocorticography. In addition, fellows attend one half-day epilepsy clinic per week and interpret EEGs and evoked potentials.

The EMG track fellowship consists of twelve months of training and includes three weeks of vacation. The goals of the fellowship are to develop competence in various aspects of clinical neurophysiology with a special focus on the electrodiagnosis of neuromuscular disorders. The fellow will spend nine months on the neuromuscular/EMG service and will perform electrodiagnostic studies on patients with disorders of nerve, neuromuscular junction, and muscle under close supervision of an attending neurologist with expertise in the clinical and electrodiagnostic evaluation of patients with neuromuscular disorders. The fellow will spend two months reading EEGs and evoked response studies and one month in the Sleep Medicine Clinic participating in intraoperative monitoring.

Fellows in either track are encouraged to participate in the wide range of basic and clinical research opportunities available at the University of Florida. Furthermore, fellows participate in the education of medical students and neurology residents.

Application for fellowship training

The following documents are required:

Please mail these documents to Jennifer Shipley at:

Department of Neurology
University of Florida College of Medicine
HSC Box 100236
Gainesville, FL 32610-0236

Consideration for an interview will be given following the receipt of application and all required documents. If you would like to obtain more information on any of our programs, please contact Jennifer Shipley (Residency/Fellowship Coordinator) at jennifer.shipley@neurology.ufl.edu.