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Epilepsy Fellowship

Welcome to the Department of Neurology


PROGRAM DIRECTOR: Pearce Korb, MD FAAN

 

 

Th​e Epilepsy Fellowship is an ACGME accredited one year fellowship and will accept 1-2 fellows per year. The University of C​olorado Epilepsy Fellowship provides training in all aspects of advanced clinical epilepsy and clinical electrophysiology, including: comprehensive EEG interpretation, including pre-surgical evaluation with scalp and intracranial electrodes, EEG in the critically ill, diagnosis and treatment of advanced and refractory epilepsies and the use of advanced therapies including neuromodulation. Additional training in clinical neurophysiological areas such as evoked potentials, sleep, intraoperative corticography, RNS programming and MEG is also available. Upon graduation, the fellow will be eligible and prepared for specialty board certification examinations in both Epilepsy and EEG. 

 


PROGRAM INFORMATION:
ROTATIONS
  • Epilepsy Monitoring Unit: 5 months
  • Continuous Video EEG service: 5 months
  • Pediatric Epilepsy: 1 month
  • Elective: 1 month

*Opportunities include:

   - Sleep Medicine/Polysomnography

   - Intraoperative Monitoring

   - Neuropsychology

   - Research


AVAILABLE CLINICAL RESOURCES
 
  •  Dedicated outpatient clinics and outpatient EEG laboratory
  •  12-bed, full-time Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU)
  •  National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) Level IV Certification
  •  Phase I and Phase II monitoring (surgical, intracranial implanted EEG)

           - Stereo-EEG (SEEG) and surface electrodes schema

  •  Comprehensive epilepsy surgery program

​- Focal resections

- Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (LITT)

  •  Comprehensive Neuroradiology Service
  •  Neuropsychology Service
  •  Electrocorticography
  •  Vagus nerve stimulator implantation/programming program
  •  Responsive nerve stimulator implantation/programming program
  •  Quantitative EEG software

 

MULTIPLE SPECIALTY AND ADVANCED CLINICS:
  • Neurofeedback Clinic​
  • Neurocutaneous Clinic
  • Diet Therapy Clinic
  • Women’s pregnancy and epilepsy clinic
  • Non-epileptic seizure clinic​
  • Advanced Epilepsy Therapies Clinic
 ​                   ​- (Surgery & Neuromodulation/RNS programming)

 

ON-CALL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Some night and weekend call: average 1 night per week and 1 weekend per month
  • Remote, online access to EEG studies is available​​

RECRUITMENT SEASON:

We expect to fill our Epilepsy Fellowship positions 15–18 months ahead of time. We will begin accepting applications in October of the year preceding the anticipated start date (e.g., October 2018 for a July 2020 start). Interviews will start in December and will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.

 

Fellowship Application Status
2018-2019 – Fellowship position filled
2019-2020 – Fellowship position filled
2020-2021 – Fellowship position filled 


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:​

1.    Applicants must complete an ACGME or RCPSC accredited residency in Neurology.

2.    Applicants should be board certified or board eligible in Neurology at the time of fellowship start.


APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please include in your application: 

          CV

          3 Letters of Recommendation

          Personal Statement

          USMLE/COMLEX Scores (1, 2 and 3)

          ECFMG Certification (if applicable)

   
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR TO APPLY, PLEASE CONTACT:
 
Fellowship Coordinator
Department of Neurology

University of Colorado School of Medicine

12700 E. 19th Ave., Mail Stop B182

Aurora, CO 80045

303-724-5899

 

*​For all training verfications please email: Neurology-Verify@ucdenver.edu

 

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