Epilepsy Fellowship

The Epilepsy Fellowship at Rush University provides advanced training in epilepsy and electroencephalography, or EEG. This one-year fellowship is designed for those who wish to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in the comprehensive management of people with epilepsy and related disorders.

During the Epilepsy Fellowship, you will become proficient in the following:

  • Interpreting EEGs and prolonged video EEG recordings in people with epilepsy
  • Interpreting prolonged video EEGs of patients in the nuerological intensive care unit
  • Managing patients in the epilepsy clinic-adults and children and inpatient epilepsy unit
  • Performing pre-surgical work up and interpreting intracranial electrode recordings
  • Brain stimulation treatments of epilepsy
  • Treatment of non-epileptic spells
  • Conducting clinical research
  • Teaching residents and fellows

Additional experience is offered in imaging studies in epilepsy, neuropsychology, intraoperative evoked potentials and dietary treatment of epilepsy.

Accreditation

The Epilepsy Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Certification

Upon graduation, the fellows are eligible for the Epilepsy subspecialty certification examination offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

How to apply

We offer one to two positions each year to eligible candidates who have completed an ACGME-accredited neurology residency program.

For more information about the application process, please email Jon Steinhagen, program coordinator, or call (312) 942-6121.

Mailing address:

Rush University
Department of Neurological Sciences
1725 W. Harrison St., Suite 1106
Chicago, IL 60612

Fax: (312) 942-2380