Program Description

Mayo Clinic's neurophysiology programs prepare you for an academic career by providing you with experience in teaching, research and clinical studies. After completing your training, you will have the knowledge and experience necessary to establish and supervise a clinical neurophysiology laboratory.

The one-year Clinical Neurophysiology, Electromyography (EMG) Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester will prepare you to establish and supervise an electromyography laboratory in an academic institution or integrated group practice.

The fellowship also offers formal neurophysiology course work, research opportunities, experience in the neuromuscular clinic, and additional training in Mayo Clinic's electromyography and electroencephalography (EEG) laboratories.
In addition to standard nerve conduction and electromyographic techniques, you will learn about:

  • Single-fiber electromyography
  • Evoked potentials
  • Central EMG (including Botox® injection)
  • Surgical monitoring
  • The clinical evaluation of patients with neuromuscular disorders


To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance will be monitored carefully during the course of your program training. You will be evaluated formally by your supervising faculty member after each clinical rotation and will meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you will regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.


Mayo Clinic's Neurophysiology, Electromyography Fellowship Program is certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and graduates are eligible to take the Subspecialty Certification Examination in Clinical Neurophysiology, given by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

This fellowship also meets the requirements for board certification in EMG, offered by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM).

Program History
The Neurophysiology, Electromyography Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester was established in 1960 and accredited in 1996. Several fellows have completed training in this program. It is anticipated that two trainees will complete this fellowship annually.

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