Rotations and Educational Programs
The emphasis of the fellowship training is on neurophysiological studies in adults and children with direct patient care responsibilities. Fellows actively participate in weekly Muscle Biopsy/Journal Club, Neuromuscular, Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy/EEG, EMG and Sleep lecture series. Sign-in sheets document attendance. Fellows are similarly expected to attend Neurology/Neurosurgery Grand Rounds (Friday, 8 a.m.) and Case Presentations preceding that.
The fellowship consists of three rotations:
- Neuromuscular/EMG Rotation: 4-month rotation includes participating in the evaluation of patients in the ALS Association clinic (1 week), in the neuromuscular clinic (2 weeks), performing EMGs daily (5 weeks), and participation in the evaluation of inpatients on the neuromuscular consult service. There are more than 1,100 EMG studies per year available to rotating fellows. These supervised activities take place at the Landon Center on Aging and the University of Kansas Hospital.
- Epilepsy, EEG and Evoked Potentials: 4 months of daily reading of EEGs, care of patients on the epilepsy monitoring unit, epilepsy clinics and weekly EP readings. These supervised activities take place at the University of Kansas Hospital (more than 1,500 EEGs per year) and Children's Mercy Hospital.
- Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center: 4 months including neuromuscular/EMG clinics (6 per year), chemodenervation, epilepsy and EEG clinics, weekly remote intraoperative monitoring (University of Kansas Hospital) and sleep clinic.
Basic clinical neurophysiology topics will be covered during the one year training period through a combination of both inpatient and outpatient clinical experiences, basic neuroscience conferences, EMG/neuromuscular disease conferences, and EEG/epilepsy conferences including evoked potentials, intraoperative monitoring and other areas of clinical neurophysiology such as autonomic testing, single fiber EMG and the basic physiology of sleep. Fellows are introduced to clinical research and have opportunities to do courses in research methodology.
Apr 29, 2019