Mission and Aims

Mission Statement:

The University of Florida Critical Care EEG Fellowship Program is committed to addressing the growing demand for skilled professionals in the dynamic field of critical care EEG monitoring. By offering a specialized one-year fellowship, we aim to provide comprehensive education and training in EEG interpretation and related neurocritical care procedures, while nurturing innovation and research in a collaborative, patient-centered environment.

Aims of the Program:

  1. Clinical Excellence: To equip fellows with the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to interpret EEGs in critical care settings, managing seizures, and providing expert advice on patient care.
  2. Education and Training: To deliver an adaptable and progressive training program that covers basic and advanced EEG interpretation, quantitative EEG techniques, real-time brain monitoring, ischemia/vasospasm detection, and other related areas. The fellowship also ensures exposure to outpatient EEGs and pediatric critical care EEG.
  3. Research and Innovation: To foster a culture of scientific inquiry by encouraging and supporting fellows in original research and participation in the Critical Care EEG Monitoring Research Consortium.
  4. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: To strengthen collaboration across the Epilepsy/Neuro ICU divisions and other related departments, promoting a cohesive approach to patient care.
  5. Addressing a Nationwide Need: To respond to the national educational gap and increased demand for EEG expertise in critical care settings, contributing to the growth of this novel area of neurophysiology.
  6. Community and Global Engagement: To extend the reach of the program beyond the hospital, engaging with the broader community, and contributing to national and international dialogues and best practices in the field of critical care EEG monitoring.
  7. Long-Term Career Development: To prepare fellows for successful careers in EEG monitoring for acutely ill patients, whether in academic, research, or clinical settings, reinforcing the University of Florida’s tradition of excellence in neurophysiology.
  8. Patient-Centered Care: To emphasize compassion, ethics, and personalized care in all aspects of the fellowship, ensuring that patient well-being and safety are at the core of our practice.
  9. Facilities and Resources Utilization: To leverage the University of Florida’s dedicated ICU beds, long-term studies, and specialized attending staff to provide an enriched learning environment.
  10. Continuous Improvement and Assessment: To continually evaluate and refine the fellowship program, ensuring that it aligns with emerging trends, technologies, and the evolving needs of the healthcare landscape.