Program Mission:

The mission of the UCDH Clinical Neurophysiology program is to produce clinical neurophysiologists that are expert in clinical assessment, electrophysiologic testing, and management of neurologic conditions in a diverse patient population.

 Our program is committed to the following aims:

  • Train experts in the performance and interpretation of basic and highly complex neurophysiologic testing.
  • Graduates will be able to perform and accurately interpret neurophysiologic testing.
  • Provide high-quality specialty care to a diverse population with a broad range of neuromuscular disorders and epilepsy.
  • Train academic faculty to provide patient care and perform high-quality research.

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.

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

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

  • Performing and interpreting electromyographs (EMG) and nerve conduction studies
  • Single fiber EMG
  • Neuromuscular ultrasound
  • 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

The UC Davis EMG lab is accredited by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic medicine (AANEM).  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.  

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.

Additionally, EMG Fellows will have the opportunity to participate in evaluation and care of a diverse population of neuromuscular patients.  Multidisciplinary and subspecialty clinics include: myasthenia gravis, muscular dystrophy association (MDA), ALS, and neuromuscular clinic.  There are opportunities for clinical and basic science research.

See also: Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and Epilepsy Therapeutics Research

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

Qualified candidates will hold an M.D. or D.O. degree from an accredited institution and will have completed a residency in Neurology or Child 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 2021-2022 year in Clinical Neurophysiology.  We will consider applicants the year and a half prior to the start date of July 1, 2021. 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 Klindstrom@ucdavis.edu. 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 2021, our interview dates are beginning in Fall of 2019 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
Email: klindstrom@ucdavis.edu
Phone: (916) 734-6282
Fax: (916) 734-6525


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