ATTENTION: APPLICATIONS ARE STILL BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2018-2019!!

This is an ACGME accredited Neurophysiology fellowship offering a one year-position in either the electromyography track or electroencephalography track.

Graduating fellows who successfully complete the program will be eligible for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with subspecialty qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology or the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Dear future clinical neurophysiologist,

Thank you for your interest in our clinical neurophysiology program.

At McGovern Medical School, we offer a unique clinical neurophysiology program that consists of an AANEM accredited EMG laboratory (one of only 3 academic center-affiliated accredited labs in Houston) with exposure to many rare neuromuscular disorders and single fiber EMG. We are one of only seven nationally designated GBS/CIDP international centers of excellence. In addition, the epilepsy track is a level 4 Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program with a 12 bed EMU.  There is rare exposure to magnetoencephalography technology (one of only 10 in the nation) and stereo EEG studies (one of only three programs in the nation). Enthusiastic neurologists offer instruction in many elective opportunities including sleep medicine, intraoperative monitoring, botulinum toxin and muscle/nerve biopsy interpretation/performance. Fellowship training is an exciting time in any

young neurologist’s career. We believe in an emphasis on education with enough exposure to graduate confident, skilled neurophysiologists. Thank you for visiting our site and learning more about our program.

thy-nguyenSincerely,
Thy Nguyen, MD
Director, Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship Program

 

Clinical Neurophysiology Program Description

Neurophysiology Electromyography Track consists of:

  • Emphasis on performing EMGs daily (outpatient and inpatient) and attending neuromuscular clinics
  • EEG daily reading with evoked potential interpretation (2 months)
  • Elective which can consist of sleep medicine, intraoperative monitoring, botulinum toxin, muscle/nerve biopsy performance/interpretation, pediatric emg/eeg and/or research

Neurophysiology Electroencephalography track consists of:

  • Emphasis on performing/interpretation of EEGs daily
  • Evaluation of patients in a 12 bed Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Monitoring Unit evenly split between pediatric and adult units
  • Presurgical evaluation of epilepsy patients including review of video EEG, electrocorticography and stereo EEG
  • Performing/interpreting EMGs daily and attending neuromuscular clinic (2 months)
  • Elective which can consist of sleep medicine, intraoperative monitoring, magnetoencephalography (MEG), botulinum toxin, muscle/nerve biopsy performance/interpretation, pediatric emg/eeg and/or research.

Rotations

  • EMG/Neuromuscular Clinics at Memorial Hermann Hospital/UT Physicians
  • EMG at LBJ hospital
  • EEG at Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • EMU at Memorial Hermann Hospital
  • Pediatric EMU at Memorial Hermann Children’s Hospital
  • Sleep Medicine Elective
  • Intraoperative Monitoring Elective
  • Research Elective
  • Botulinum Toxin Elective
  • Pediatric EMG/EEG
  • MEG elective

Conferences

  • Weekly Clinical Neurophysiology Didactic Conferences Friday AM
  • Biweekly Neuromuscular Interesting Case Conference
  • Weekly multi-disciplinary epilepsy surgery conference Friday PM
  • Bimonthly Neuromuscular journal club
  • Bimonthly Neuromuscular pathology lectures
  • Neurology Grand Rounds

Fellow Teaching/Scholarly Activity

  • Teaching residents/observers on the neuromuscular or neurophysiology rotations
  • Medical student monthly peripheral nerve and muscle disorder lectures
  • Preparation of interesting case or case series for presentation at a national conference
  • Identification of a clinical neurophysiology related research project with goal of submission for poster, abstract or publication by the end of the year

Vacation/Call Schedule/Duty Hours

  • Currently, there are no call requirements
  • 21 calendar days of vacation are offered per year  (3 weeks)
  • UT Houston Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship program abides by all ACGME requirements regarding duty hours

Application Information

We hope you are interested in learning more about our program. We gather applications and offer interviews in the mid to late spring. Please submit the following information to our clinical neurophysiology fellowship program coordinator, Mary Clark:

  • Application/Bio Form (available to download)
  • CV
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement
  • Please clearly delineate which track you are interested in. (EMG, EEG or undecided/flexible)

Please submit the above information to:

Mary Clark
Neurophysiology Program Fellowship Coordinator
McGovern Medical School
6431 Fannin St., MSE R462
Houston, TX 77030
Email:  mary.clark@uth.tmc.edu,
Fax: 713-500-0773

If we can offer any further information or inquiries, please feel free to contact:

Thy Nguyen
McGovern Medical School
6431 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030
email: thy.p.nguyen@uth.tmc.edu,
fax: 713-500-0773