The Epilepsy Fellowship at Dartmouth includes both clinical and educational expectations and responsibilities. Clinical responsibilities include the adult/pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU), the outpatient adult/pediatric epilepsy clinic, routine EEG reading, epilepsy surgery conference, EEG conference, research, and electives. Educational responsibilities include attendance and pre-reading for the epilepsy lecture series, systematic reading list of book chapters and papers, and attendance at specially learning opportunities including Epilepsy Surgery Conference.
Clinical rotations include:
- Adult/Pediatric Video EEG monitoring
- Adult/Pediatric Outpatient Epilepsy Clinic
- Outpatient EEG
- Epilepsy Surgery Conference
Special Skills include:
- Functional Mapping Using Intracranial Electrodes
- Surgical planning using SEEG approaches
- Calibration and programming of Neuropace
Educational competencies include:
- Pharmacologic and surgical treatment of epilepsy
- Approach to Quality improvement through formal training
- Research methods into cognitive aspects of epilepsy
- 31 lecture series is given to all fellows – both epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology
The fellow will be encouraged to complete a project during their training. The type of research project will depend on interests, capabilities, and the time available in your program. Research opportunities are available with each attending.