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.

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.

Qualified candidates will hold an M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited institution and will have completed a residency in Neurology. Candidates must possess a California medical license prior to the start date of the fellowship and should apply for this at least 4 months in advance. Foreign medical graduates will be considered if they have completed a U.S.-based residency program.

We offer one 1-year fellowship position for the 2020-2021 year in Neurophysiology.  We will consider applicants the year and a half prior to the start date of July 1, 2020. Interviews are scheduled as we receive applications.

To Apply

If interested in pursuing this fellowship training opportunity, qualified applicants should apply here.  Prospective applicants should email a Curriculum Vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, and a brief letter of intent to Karla Lindstrom, Education Programs Assistant, UC Davis Department of Neurology at Applications are reviewed in the Fall, a year and a half prior to the start of the fellowship year. Rolling interviews are scheduled as we receive completed applications. For fellowships starting in July 2020, our interview dates are in December 2018 and continue until our fellowship slot is filled.

Karla Lindstrom
Education Programs Assistant
Department of Neurology
University of California, Davis
4860 Y St., Suite 3700
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: (916) 734-6282
Fax: (916) 734-6525

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