Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology Program
Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology International Research Fellowship
- Level 4 Epilepsy Center serving the state of South Carolina, as well as eastern Georgia and parts of North Carolina and Tennessee.
-750 bed hospital
-8 bed adult Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) admitting 20 patients per month
-4 bed pediatric EMU admitting 12-14 patients per month
-Daily routine EEGs.
-All fellowship activities 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 Neuroradiology
-Clinical trial experience
-Weekly 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
-30-40 WADA procedures per year.
-AmericanBoard of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN) certified attendings, including active members in the ACNS.
-Weekly lectures by neurophysiology attendings
-State –of-the-art Neuroimaging including 3T MRI, functional MRI, PET, ictal and interictal SPECT.
- Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring
-2 to 4 scholars per year
- Charleston (top vacation destination in the US in 2011 and 3rd in the world!)
International Research Fellowship Application Requirements
- 6 months or 1 year (preferable) tracks
- Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Two to Three letters of recommendation
- Personal statement describing your background, clinical & research interests, and career plans
- Good to excellent English proficiency (please submit if you have any ESL certificates, like TOEFL)
- Evidence of funding support for the fellowship
- A skype interview will be conducted to assess the candidate's English language proficiency
Jonathan C. Edwards, M.D. - Director of the MUSC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center
Fellowship Didactic Lecture Schedule
|Fellowship specific||Intro to MUSC - goals of fellowship, schedule, deadlines, key phone numbers, survival guide||Bonilha, Current Fellows|
|Basic EEG Interpretation||Anatomy and Physiology of EEGs||Edwards|
|Basic EEG Interpretation||Cellular basis, cortical generators||Edwards|
|Basic EEG Interpretation||Engineering of EEG||Kutluay|
|Basic EEG Interpretation||Normal findings and Artifacts||Kutluay|
|Basic EEG Interpretation||Abnormal non-ictal findings, incl encephalopathy and brain death||Karia|
|Basic EEG Interpretation||Interictal Epileptiform patterns||Karia|
|Basic EEG Interpretation||Seizure classification and EEG patterns||Pritchard|
|Basic EEG Interpretation||Neonatal EEG: montage/ biomonitoring, interpretation||Walsh|
|Basic EEG Interpretation||Status Epilepticus: EEG interpretations and treatment||Pritchard, Kutluay|
|EEG in Practice||How to put an EEG on a person's head and get a good recording||EEG techs|
|EEG in Practice||Technical standards, safety, environmental issues||Kutluay, EEG Techs|
|EEG in Practice||Electroclinical Epilepsy Diagnoses/ Syndromes||Wannamaker|
|EEG in Practice||ICU monitoring||Schmitt|
|EEG in Practice||Inpatient Monitoring, Safety||Pritchard|
|EEG in Practice||Activation techniques||Karia|
|EEG in Practice||Non-Epileptic Events: Diagnosis and management||Halford|
|EEG in Practice||Billing, coding, accreditation for running a lab||Walsh or Edwards, Kornegay|
|Advanced EEG interpretation||Intracranial EEG: Pre-surgical planning, the fellow's job in the OR||Bonilha|
|Advanced EEG interpretation||Intracranial EEG: safety, electrode placement, intra-operative ecog||Vandergrift, EEGer to support|
|Advanced EEG interpretation||Intracranial EEG: interpretation||Bonilha|
|Advanced EEG interpretation||Spike Sorting and Automated detection: methods and practice||Halford|
|Advanced EEG interpretation||Quantitative EEG, including frequencies beyond Berger Bands||Halford|
Learn more about Charleston, SC at the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau website.
For more information contact Ekrem Kutluay, M.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Ekrem Kutluay, M.D.
Director, International Scholarship Program
Director, Intraoperative Monitoring Program
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Medical University of South Carolina
96 Jonathan Lucas Street, CSB 301
Charleston, SC 29425