Over the course of a year, the fellows schedule will be broken down as follows:
Epilepsy fellows have one month dedicated to electives. Fellows will have the opportunity to pick one week experiences in any of the following:
- Continuous EEG Monitoring
- Outpatient Epilepsy Clinic
- Scholarly Activity
- Intraoperative Monitoring
Fellows have one month of their fellowship dedicated to scholarly activity. Fellows are expected to identify a research mentor during the first three months of their fellowship and work with their mentor on a scholarly activity. Prior fellows have presented their findings at the annual American Epilepsy Society or American Clinical Neurophysiology Society meetings with submission for subsequent publications.
Fellows are also expected to work on a quality improvement project at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, or Texas Children’s Hospital under the supervision of a faculty mentor aimed at improving inpatient and/or outpatient practice. This should involve clinical care of patients with epilepsy, EEG interpretation/performance, intraoperative monitoring, epilepsy monitoring unit care or other aspects or clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy.
At the end of the year, there will be noon conferences dedicated to the fellows presenting their scholarly activity and QI projects.
Fellows will have ample opportunity to prepare for the ABPN board examinations over the course of the year through didactics and practice examinations. Fellows are scheduled to take an in house in-service examination developed by our faculty in December as well as the AES Epilepsy Fellowship In-Service Training examination (EPIFITE) in March as preparation for the boards.