Epilepsy and EEG
Fellows rotate on the inpatient monitoring service for pediatrics and the inpatient monitoring service for adults, and on elective. In each of these rotations, which occur for one month at a time, the fellows have specific outpatient epilepsy clinic responsibilities which involve at most two half days per week. The outpatient epilepsy clinics occur with one of the epilepsy faculty, the specifics of which vary depending on the rotation. Residents from the Yale Neurology Program, as well as medical students also rotate through the inpatient monitoring unit and the clinics.
The fellows also attend weekly Epilepsy Surgery Patient Conference, Neurology Grand Rounds, EEG Conference, Clinical Neurophysiology Lectures, and monthly Epilepsy Journal Club. While rotating on the monitoring services, the fellows attend morning rounds with the epilepsy attendings. The fellows are expected to (and are supported to) attend the annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society and selected other meetings including sometimes that of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, the Child Neurology Society, and the Society for Neuroscience.
Research topics are decided after discussion and agreement between the fellow, the fellowship director, or other epilepsy attendings as interests dictate and coincide.