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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

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.

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