Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowships
We offer 1 EMG track position and 2 EEG track positions.
Currently Accepting Applications 2018-2019 and 2019-2020
The Electromyography Laboratory at the Medical University of South Carolina performs over 1,300 studies annually on adult and pediatric patients in the both the inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition to routine nerve conductions and electromyography, fellows also gain experience in advanced techniques such as repetitive nerve stimulation and single fiber electromyography. Clinical exposure to neuromuscular disorders is gained through participation in various neuromuscular clinics including the MUSC Myasthenia Gravis Clinic, MDA Clinic, Myositis Clinic, and Multidisciplinary ALS Clinics at MUSC and the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center.
- Comprehensive Electromyography Laboratory
- Fully accredited laboratory with exemplary status by the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
- Specialized neuromuscular junction testing including single fiber electromyography
- Over 1300 studies annually serving both adult and pediatric populations at MUSC
- Clinical exposure to neuromuscular disorders is gained through participation in various neuromuscular clinics including the MUSC Myasthenia Gravis Clinic, MDA Clinic, Myositis Clinic, and Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic
- 1 EMG fellow per year
- Close fellow-attending supervision/teaching during fellowship
- Weekly Clinical Neurophysiology Conference series
- One of the only level 4 Epilepsy center in the state, getting most difficult cases from South Carolina, Georgia, and southern North Carolina
- 750 bed hospital
- 6 + 2 bed adult EMU admitting 20 patients per month
- 4 bed pediatric EMU admitting 12-14 patients per month
- 6 routine EEGs per day average (including weekends with 0-2)
- Entire fellowship in one hospital
- Remote access to EEG, patient records and imaging studies
- High adult and pediatric epilepsy surgical volume
- Cortical functional mapping
- Close relationships with Radiology
- Continuity clinics for outpatient exposure
- Clinical trial experience
- IOM performed by MUSC attendings (not contracted out)
- Comprehensive Refractory Epilepsy Committee comprised of epileptologists, neurosurgeon, radiologists, nuclear medicine specialists, neuropsychologists, speech therapists, social workers and other staff.
- Ketogenic and Modifies Atkins Diet for Epilepsy program
- Fellow centered program provides incremental responsibility with attending backup close at hand; this includes overnighthome call for EEG reading questions from neurology residents
- 30-40 Wadas per year
- ABCN certified attendings, including some who are active in the ACNS and write questions for the board
- Weekly lectures by neurophysiology attendings
- Review of challenging EEGs once per month
- One year program with option for second
- 2 EEG fellows per year
- Charleston (top vacation destination in the US in 2011 and 3rd in the world!)
Fellowship Application Requirements
- Applicants must complete an accredited neurology residency program prior to fellowship.
- Applicants must select EEG or EMG track, dedicating 8-10 months to their designated skill.
- Completed MUSC Fellowship application
- Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal statement describing your background, clinical & research interests, and career plans
Katherine Ruzhansky, M.D., MS
Jerome Kurent, M.D., M.P.H.
Amy Chen, M.D., Ph.D.
Mary N. Herring, M.D.
Jonathan C. Edwards, M.D.
Jonathan Halford, M.D.
Paul Pritchard III, M.D.
Ekrem Kutluay, M.D.
Leonardo F. Bonilha, M.D., Ph.D.
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