The clinical neurophysiology fellowship program at the University of Washington is a two-year fellowship geared to preparation for an academic career in neurophysiology.
The first year is ACGME accredited and clinically oriented. The goal of the first year is to acquire clinical proficiency in the medical and surgical aspects of epilepsy, neuromuscular disease, sleep disorders, and the performance and interpretation of EEGs, LTM, EPs, intraoperative monitoring, EMG/NCS, muscle biopsy, and sleep studies. Several tracks are available this first year. The adult epilepsy track provides for 9 months of rotations concentrating on medical and surgical management of epilepsy, interpretation of EEG and EP, IOM and LTM. One month each will be spent in EMG/NCS, sleep medicine, and pediatric neurophysiology. The pediatric epilepsy track is similar to the adult epilepsy track, but with 9 months of pediatric neurophysiology and one month each in adult EEG/EP, EMG/NCS, and sleep medicine. The neuromuscle track provides for 9 months of rotations concentration on EMG/NCS and management of neuromuscle disease, and one month each in adult EEG/EP, sleep medicine, and pediatric EEG/EP. The IOM track provides 9 months divided between adult and pediatric IOM and EP/EEG, and one month each in EMG/NCS, sleep medicine, and pediatric neurophysiology. The pediatric epilepsy track is similar to the adult epilepsy track, but with 9 months of pediatric neurophysiology and one month each in adult EEG/EP, EMG/NCS, and sleep medicine. These tracks have some flexibility and schedules can be tailored to the interest of the individual fellow. Fellows will also start a continuing outpatient specialty practice, initially under the supervision of an attending physician.
The second year is an opportunity for intense pursuit of research or clinical interests, while deepening clinical skills through continued clinical practice. Clinical, translational, and basic science research in epilepsy and neuromuscle disease are all encouraged. As well, this year the fellow will start independent clinical practice, both in the inpatient and outpatient setting. This year provides an ideal time to perform preliminary work in preparation for applying for NIH training grants.
Three weeks of vacation are available each year. First-year fellows do not take call, and are expected to comply with ACGME requirements for work hours. One fellow in the adult progam and one in the pediatric program will be accepted for years starting 2008. Fellowship requirements are completion of ACGME accredited neurology residency by start date of fellowship and permanent resident or citizenship status in the United States.
Administrative Assistant to Medical Director
UW Regional Epilepsy Center
Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Avenue MailStop 359745
Seattle, WA 98104-2499
Tel: (206) 744-4408 or 744-3576
Fax: (206) 744-4409
Regional Epilepsy Center