Clinical Neurophysiology, Electroencephalography Fellowship (Minnesota)
Mayo Clinic's neurophysiology programs will 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 in a teaching institution or integrated group practice.
The Clinical Neurophysiology Electroencephalography (EEG) fellowship is an integrated program, encompassing EEG and epilepsy. The fellowship experience is one year in duration. Many CNP-EEG fellows elect to take an additional year of fellowship in Adult or Pediatric Epilepsy.
The CNP-EEG fellowship includes both didactic and clinical experiences. Experience in clinical epilepsy is integrated with the CNP-EEG fellowship by rotations in the Adult and Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring units and Epilepsy clinic. During the fellowship you will become proficient in:
- Interpreting EEGs
- Supervising prolonged recordings
- Coordinating special studies
- Surgical monitoring
- Clinical research
- Teaching other medical trainees
The fellowship also offers formal neurophysiology course work, research opportunities and additional training in Mayo Clinic's electromyography (EMG) and EEG laboratories.
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 Clinical Neurophysiology, Electroencephalography 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 EEG, offered by the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN).
The Clinical Neurophysiology, Electroencephalography Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester was established in 1960 and accredited in 1996. Several fellows have completed training in this program. There are three CNP-EEG slots available annually.