The objective of this program is for fellows to obtain a broad education in the clinical, electro-diagnostic and pathophysiological aspects of epilepsy. Because the program provides a strong foundation in general clinical neurophysiology, participating fellows are eligible for examination/certification in Epilepsy through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and "Clinical Neurophysiology with Added Competency in Epilepsy Monitoring" through the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN).
Didactic instruction and laboratory experience emphasize routine and ambulatory EEG, video-EEG monitoring (in diagnostic and pre-surgical applications), EEG monitoring in the intensive care unit, evoked potentials (including intra-operative monitoring), and functional mapping with direct cortical electrical stimulation.
Training in the clinic settings emphasizes epilepsy diagnosis and therapy with exposure to other paroxysmal and persistent disorders of consciousness, cognition and behavior. The majority of clinical, hospital and Video-EEG exposure for the fellow is on pediatric patients.