The fellowship program in Epilepsy is a one-year learning experience in EEG, epilepsy monitoring and clinical epilepsy.
Epilepsy fellows rotate training at UC Health University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Both UC Health University of Cincinnati Medical Center and Cincinnati Children's have active epilepsy surgery programs, evaluating over 500 patients per year. This includes Phase II video/EEG monitoring with subdural or depth electrodes used on selected patients. Intraoperative language and motor/sensory mappings are also performed.
Training also includes EEG, continuous EEG in the ICU, prolonged video/EEG monitoring, epilepsy surgery, outpatient epilepsy management, and research methods. A critical epilepsy focus is available
The fellowship is accredited by the American Council of Graduate Medical Education and Epilepsy fellows qualify for the Epilepsy board examinations.
9 months adult EEG and epilepsy monitoring
1 month pediatric EEG and epilepsy
1 month of elective
1 month of vacation
Epilepsy fellows take home call for emergency EEG interpretation only and have every one day off per week (no pager).
Neurology fellows attend the following scheduled conferences and meetings:
8 a.m. Neurology Grand Rounds
9 a.m. Clinical Epilepsy Course
7:30–9:00 a.m. Epilepsy Surgery Conference (first and third Thursdays
7:30-9:00 AM Epilepsy research conference (second Thursday)
7;30-9:00 AM Epilepsy journal club (fifth Thursday)
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays (and possibly other days)
Noon–1 p.m. Residents/Fellows Lunch Conferences (clinical topics)