The Epilepsy Fellowship is an ACGME-accredited, one-year program that allows fellows to pursue either adult or pediatric-focused training. Fellows spend time developing skills related to diagnosis and management of epilepsy and related disorders in both the inpatient and outpatient environment.
Significant focus is placed on training in EEG, pre-surgical evaluation of epilepsy, peripheral and central neurostimulatory devices, exposure to imaging modalities, and neuropsychological testing. We accept 1-2 fellows annually for a one-year experience.
Scientific investigation is critical to the mission of University of Utah Health, the Department of Neurology, and for the development of fellows.
You will engage in research with the requirement of presenting findings at Neurology Grand Rounds and the goal of presenting at a national meeting.
Several didactic sessions will complement your clinical training, including:
- Weekly lectures in Clinical Neurophysiology
- Bi-weekly Epilepsy Surgical Case Conferences
- Weekly EEG review sessions
- Monthly Epilepsy journal club
- Weekly Grand Rounds
- Quality Improvement Project
- In addition, the Department of Neurology has a full schedule of teaching conferences.
During your training you will be exposed to clinical epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. Your clinical training will include:
- Pediatric & Adult EEG
- Long term video-EEG monitoring (scalp and intracranial-EEG)
- Epilepsy surgery
- Peripheral & Central Neuromodulation
- ICU EEG
- Outpatient EEG
- Ambulatory EEG
- Must be BC/BE neurologists or individuals who have completed their ACGME-accredited neurology residency training by the fellowship start date.
- Must be US citizen, permanent resident, or hold a J-1 clinical visa.