EEG and Epilepsy Course

EEG course

EEG course

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston – Bi-annual Epilepsy Course

Course Overview: The UTHealth Houston EEG course is an intensive 8-week didactic, as well as hands-on, teaching and training program that is held twice a year at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston in the Texas Medical Center. Course instructors, both faculty and guest faculty, are nationally and internationally recognized practitioners in the field. Course participants will achieve competency in the analysis and interpretation of human EEG and will also be introduced to the discipline of stereotactic EEG and intracranial studies of the epileptic brain. Didactic topics will include the fundamentals of adult and pediatric epilepsy, and the medical and surgical treatments of intractable epilepsy. A diverse array of topics, including epilepsy aspects of neuropathology, neuropsychology, and neuroradiology will be covered, as well as prognosis, mortality, women with epilepsy and driving. Sleep and surgical (intra-operative) monitoring topics pertaining to epilepsy will also be discussed. Participants will be encouraged to attend the UTHSC’s Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program’s patient management conferences as well as the epilepsy fellowship’s weekly didactics.

For EEG Technicians, 63 ASET- CEUs will be awarded after the first 4 weeks. (This is not an EEG tech certification course)

Registration Information: Registration is based on a first-come, first-served basis and early application is encouraged. There is a course fee schedule based on training level. Please inquire regarding the fee schedule using the contact information below. The course fee is waived for UTHealth Houston and Memorial Hermann Hospital employees (residents, fellows, faculty, staff) and for residents and fellows in ACGME or AOA accredited training programs within the United States.

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion. International applicants are welcome to enroll and may stipulate interest in subsequent, longer-term research/post-doctoral fellowships. Please note visa processes may take time.

Attendees from outside institutions will have the opportunity to stay as a volunteer Professional Trainee for an additional 2 months after the course concludes.

Those who are undergraduate students, medical students, or graduate students may stay up to an additional 10 months as volunteer Visiting Students, with official documentation from your home institution confirming that your educational/training experience at UTHealth Houston is related to your current degree program and/or fulfills an educational requirement of your institution.

Upcoming dates:

  • July 8 – Aug 30, 2024
  • Feb 3 – Mar 28, 2025

Application deadline for the Summer 2024 course for those outside of the Texas Medical Center: Sunday, May 5, 2024

How to Apply:

Application track #1: For residents and fellows in ACGME or AOA accredited training programs within the United States 

Please follow the visiting rotation instructions provided here by the UTHealth Houston Graduate Medical Education Office:

Complete the Elective Pre-Registration Form and send via email to

Application track #2: All others

You will need to complete a UTHealth Houston Visiting Scholars Program application under the “Professional Trainee” category. Email to initiate this application process. Please note that the Visiting Scholars Program requires 8 full weeks to process completed applications. More information about the Visiting Scholars Program application process can be found here:

For more information on either track, please contact the Course Coordinator, Andrew Coulter at

UTHSC EEG course director Jay Gavvala, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology;