The VUMC Department of Neurology Epilepsy Division currently offers eight positions for its ACGME-approved Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship. The Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship prepares trainees for practice in the care of a broad variety of neurological disorders. Fellows will develop the expertise to evaluate patients with epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders (EMG Track), and autonomic disorders. At the end of fellowship, the trainees are prepared for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Subspecialty Certification in clinical neurophysiology. Graduates will be ready for the independent practice of CNP, including use of techniques such as EMG (EMG Track), EEG, ICU EEG, Evoked Potentials (EPs) and intraoperative Neuro-Monitoring. The program also provides the necessary tools to enhance academic careers by ensuring high-level research opportunities, teaching activities, and hands-on experience through exposure to patients and procedures. The goal of the program is to train future leaders in the field, preparing neurologists for academic as well as private practice neurology careers. The program also aims to boost the community by increasing the number of well-trained board certified neurologists, thus improving overall care for neurology patients.
Tracks and Sample Schedules
Clinical Neurophysiology fellows may choose to follow one of two tracks. The one-year mixed track will offer four months of EMG/Neuromuscular study, plus eight months of epilepsy focus. The two-year Advanced Epilepsy track will follow clinical neurophysiology training in year one, and a strong focus on epilepsy in year two.