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Department of Neurology

Department of Neurology

Clinical neurophysiology fellowship

Postdoctoral training program

This fellowship is a one-year program approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Candidates must be board eligible or board certified in neurology.

This fellowship provides the opportunity for training and experience in the following areas:

  • Performing and interpreting electroencephalograms (EEG)
  • Performing and interpreting evoked potential studies (median nerve, posterior tibial nerve, auditory and visual)
  • Intensive 24-hour video EEG monitoring
  • 24-hour ambulatory monitoring
  • Reading diagnostic nocturnal polysomnograms and multiple sleep latency tests in the UC Davis Medical Center Sleep Disorders Laboratory 
  • Performing and interpreting electromyographs (EMG) and nerve conduction studies

The UC Davis Medical Center Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory and the Sleep Disorders Laboratory are fully accredited by the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society and the American Sleep Disorders Association, respectively. EMG training, neuromuscular disorders and sleep disorders facilities are also provided at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Sacramento (Mather VA) and the Northern California Shriners Hospital. Pediatric EMG is performed under the supervision of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Opportunities for research and patient care

EEG on female patient

Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the evaluation of adult and pediatric patients with seizure disorders, including the epilepsy clinic, review of EEG video recordings and the presurgical work-up of patients with medically refractory seizures. There will also be opportunities to attend epilepsy surgical procedures requiring intra-operative monitoring.

Fellows will also engage in research and patient care. The research focus is related to the areas of training and mutually agreed upon. Fellows are assigned to patient-care activities in the epilepsy and neuromuscular disease clinics.

See also: Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and Epilepsy Therapeutics Research

The combined EEG/EM fellowship will prepare fellows for the Added Qualifications in Clinical Neurophysiology examination of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Inc.

Fellowship application

Candidates must be board eligible or board certified in neurology, have a California license or be licensable in California.

Medical Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95825-3236
(916) 263-2499
http://www.medbd.ca.gov/

There is no formal application. To be considered for the fellowship, please submit the following:

  1. A personal statement
  2. Your curriculum vitae
  3. Three letters of recommendation — at least one must be from your program director or chair

Address and mail your documents to:

Ricardo Maselli, M.D.
Director of Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship
Department of Neurology
4860 Y St., Suite 3700
Sacramento, CA 95817

Attention: Lori SImperman

For more information contact Karen Dollison at (916) 734-3514 or Lori.Simperman@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.