Epilepsy Fellowship (Minnesota)
The Epilepsy Fellowship provides advanced training in epilepsy and electroencephalography (EEG) beyond what is provided in the one-year clinical neurophysiology (CNP-EEG) fellowship.
Applicants for the adult or pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship must have completed a neurology residency. Most applicants for the Epilepsy Fellowship combine this application with an application for the one-year accredited Mayo CNP-EEG Fellowship.
For those applicants applying solely to the Epilepsy fellowship, completion of a one-year accredited CNP-EEG fellowship is preferred. One- and two-year Epilepsy Fellowship positions are available. However, most fellows in the two-year fellowship program at Mayo complete a one-year Epilepsy Fellowship in combination with the one-year accredited CNP-EEG fellowship.
The program is designed for those who wish to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in the comprehensive management of patients with epilepsy and its related disorders. During the one-year fellowship you will become proficient in:
- Interpreting EEGs of patients with epilepsy.
- Supervising prolonged video EEG recordings.
- Managing patients in an epilepsy clinic.
- Performing surgical and presurgical intracranial electrode recordings.
- Conducting clinical research.
- Teaching other residents and fellows.
The fellowship includes protected research time. Your career goals are considered when determining the allotment of research, EEG, epilepsy clinic and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit time.
The program provides one year of well-balanced educational, clinical and research experience. A second year of fellowship may be considered depending on your clinical and research goals, and on the availability of departmental fellowship positions in the requested year. The second fellowship year would allow you to devote additional time to research and more extensive clinical training to prepare for an academic career as an epileptologist.
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.
The Epilepsy Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester was established in 1999. Since that time, several fellows have completed their training in this program.