The clinical neurophysiology rotation is a key educational component of the neurology residency training program. Residents will rotate in each PGY year and are expected to build on knowledge gained in the previous year while developing the expertise to perform and interpret neurophysiological testing. Residents will assist in managing patients with intractable epilepsy on the inpatient EEG telemetry unit undergoing advanced monitoring for possible surgical treatment. In addition, the neurophysiology service consults on patients undergoing continuous EEG monitoring in a variety of intensive care units, takes part in intra-operative monitoring cases, and performs inpatient consults. While on the service, residents will receive training in evoked potential testing as well. Residents will also attend outpatient Epilepsy Clinics.
Residents on this rotation take at home call on average once every 4.3 nights.