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Curriculum

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

  • Adult/Pediatric Video EEG monitoring
  • Adult/Pediatric Outpatient Epilepsy Clinic
  • Outpatient EEG
  • Epilepsy Surgery Conference

Special skills

  • Functional Mapping Using Intracranial Electrodes
  • Surgical planning using SEEG approaches
  • Calibration and programming of Neuropace
  • Telemedicine

Educational competencies

  • Pharmacologic and surgical treatment of epilepsy
  • Approach to Quality improvement through formal training
  • Research in various aspects of epilepsy
  • 31 lecture series is given to all fellows – both epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology

Research

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.

Conferences

Fellows are expected to attend the weekly combined CNP/Epilepsy Fellow Lectures. The fellows will present cases at the weekly Epilepsy Surgery Conference. The fellows also attend and present at the monthly EEG conference and monthly Epilepsy Journal Club.


 

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